2008: 24. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

“When Pearl Tull was dying, a funny thought occurred to her.  It twitched her lips and rustled her breath, and she felt her son lean forward from where he kept watch by her bed.”

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Anne Tyler

Continuing the Baltimore trend, I read my first Anne Tyler.  I actually really liked it - I tried to read one of her books years ago, and didn’t get much past the first page, but this one charmed me.  It’s just a story about a family, a mother, two sons and a daughter trying to make it after the father splits.  And they succeed, and they fail, and they try to understand each other, and they don’t, quite.  But it’s a nice story, even with the sad bits, and the people seem real, and their problems seem real, and I enjoyed the story a bit.

P.S. I am SO far behind on my blogging that the write ups are going to be short for a while, at least until I can catch up.  


Date/Place Completed: 2/21/08; D.C.

Categories: Fiction

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