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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 19/08/2010
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Liam Pennywell has spent most of his life dodging issues and skirting adventure when suddenly, in his sixty-first year, something happens that jolts him out of his certainty and leaves him with a frightening gap in his memory. In trying to piece together what took place on his first night in a new apartment, Liam finds instead an unusual woman with secrets of her own, and a late-flowering love that brings its own set of thorny problems... OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD `She's changed my perception on life' Anna Chancellor `One of my favourite authors ' Liane Moriarty `She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan `Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve `My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world' Nick Hornby `A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks `Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good' John Updike `I love Anne Tyler' Anita Brookner `Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour' Eudora Welty

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099539582
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"As exquisitely observed and quietly brilliant as the rest of Tyler's fiction" -- Joanna Briscoe * Guardian *
"Anne Tyler draws a comedy that is not so much brilliant as luminous - its observant sharpness sweetened by a generous understanding of human fallibility" -- Jane Shilling * Daily Telegraph *
"Noah's Compass is immensely readable. It displays many of Tyler's finest qualities: her sharp observation of humanity, her wry comedy; the luminous accuracy of her descriptions... a novel by Anne Tyler is cause for celebration" -- Caroline Moore * Sunday Telegraph *
"Anne Tyler is a novelist who has elevated pitch-perfect observation of everyday detail into an art form... a beautifully subtle book, an elegant contemplation of what it means to be happy and the consequences of a defensive withdrawal from other people" -- Elizabeth Day * Observer *
"One of my favourite authors, one of the very few I rush out to buy in hardback." -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday *

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“Beautifully crafted and touching”

In my opinion I thought that this book was beautifully written, and the minor obsevations of the character traits were very well crafted.

I was not disappointed by the end, in fact I found it rather touching.

It is... More

Paperback edition
10th October 2010
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“Misleading”

I felt very let down by this book, it left me feeling very flat and its content evapourated once I got the finale. The story line was strong and compelling - until- I reached that final chapter and then the whole... More

Paperback edition
6th October 2010
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