French Braid (Hardback)
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French Braid (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 24/03/2022
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Waterstones Says

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Redhead by the Side of the Road returns with a luminous new novel that paints a joyous and painfully truthful portrait of family life.

A major new novel from the beloved prize-winning author - a freshly observed, funny, joyful, brilliantly perceptive journey deep into one family's foibles, from the 1950s right up to the changed world of today.

The Garretts take their first and last family vacation in the summer of 1959. They hardly ever venture far from home, but in some ways they have never been further apart. Mercy has trouble resisting the siren call of her aspirations to be a painter, which means less time keeping house for her husband, Robin. Their teenage daughters, steady Alice and boy-crazy Lily, could not have less in common. Their youngest, David, is already intent on escaping his family's orbit, for reasons none of them understands. Yet, as these lives advance across decades, the Garretts' influence on one another ripples unmistakably through each generation.

Full of heartbreak and hilarity, French Braid is classic Anne Tyler: a stirring, uncannily insightful novel bursting with warmth and humour that illuminates the kindnesses and cruelties of our daily lives, the impossibility of breaking free from those who love us, and how close - yet how unknowable - every family is to itself.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784744625
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 461 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Fans of Anne Tyler will be delighted by French Braid, a family saga that takes us from the 1950s to the present' - Daily Mail

'A new Anne Tyler novel is an island of certainty in a tumultuous world' - Daily Telegraph

'A queen of American literature' - i newspaper

'The ever reliable and delightful Anne Tyler' - Scotsman

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“A beautifully observed family drama,”

I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that Anne Tyler is one of my favourite writers ever.

“French Braid” is another wonderful novel weaving around the story of the Garrett family. Beginning in 1959 where they hire a... More

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“Poignant”

Sad story beautifully written. This author has an enviable way of reaching to the heart of human experience and expertly depicting family dynamics. One of her best stories from a gallery of candidates, Will make a... More

Hardback edition
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“Gorgeous - loved it!”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy.
We all know how fabulous a writer Anne Tyler is so this was a superb treat to land in yesterday's post. It obviously had to be read immediately.
This covers... More

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