Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Ballantine Reader's Circle) (Paperback)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Funny, heart-hammering, wise...An extremely beautiful book." --The New York Times "A Book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read." --The Boston Globe
Abandoned by her wanderlusting husband, stoic Pearl raised her three children on her own. Now grown, the siblings are inextricably linked by their memories--some painful--which hold them together despite their differences. Hardened by life's disappointments, wealthy, charismatic Cody has turned cruel and envious. Thrice-married Jenny is errant and passionate. And Ezra, the flawed saint of the family, who stayed at home to look after his mother, runs a restaurant where he cooks what other people are homesick for, stubbornly yearning for the perfect family he never had. Now gathered during a time of loss, they will reluctantly unlock the shared secrets of their past and discover if what binds them together is stronger than what tears them apart.
Soulful and redemptive--full of heartbreak and hope--this portrait of a family will remind you why Anne Tyler is one of the most beloved writers working today. " In Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Tyler] has arrived at a new level of power." --John Updike, The New Yorker
"Marvelous, astringent, hilarious, and] strewn with the banana peels of love." --Cosmopolitan
About the Author
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian Studies at Columbia University. Tyler is the author of twenty novels; and her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore Maryland.
“Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . Superb entertainment.”
–The New York Times
“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”
–The Boston Globe
“A novelist who knows what a proper story is . . . [Tyler is] not only a good and artful writer, but a wise one as well.”
“Anne Tyler is surely one of the most satisfying novelists working in America today.”
“In her ninth novel she has arrived at a new level of power.”
–JOHN UPDIKE, The New Yorker