Back When We Were Grownups

Back When We Were Grownups

Audiobook CD - 2001
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An irresistible new novel from Anne Tyler. At 53, Rebecca Davitch-mistress of the Open Arms, a crumbling 19th-century row house in Baltimore where giving parties is the family business-suddenly asks herself whether she has turned into the wrong person. Is she really this natural-born celebrator, joyous and outgiving? Certainly that's how Joe Davitch she her 30-some years ago. And that's why this large-spirited older man, a divorcee with three little girls, swept her into his orbit. Before she knew it, she was embracing his extended family (plus a child of their own) and hosting endless parties in the ornate, high-ceilinged rooms where people paid to celebrate their family occasions in style. But can Beck (as she is known to the Davitch clan) really recover the person she left behind? A question that touches us all-and one that Anne Tyler explores with characteristic humor and wisdom in a novel one wishes would never end. "From the Cassette edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audiobooks, p2001
ISBN: 9780375418846
0375418849
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/3 in
Additional Contributors: Brown, Blair

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Sep 26, 2013

Essentially medium-grade mom-lit, not one of Ann Tyler’s better books. I listened to about half of it while driving, but came to prefer the sound of traffic to hearing the names of the heroine’s children and in-laws – No No, Patch, Biddy, Jeep, Min Foo (AKA Minerva), Zev, Poppy, and Hakim – repeated over and over.

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