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Latest Anne Tyler book - anyone read it?

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dot1 Sat 27-Mar-04 21:12:36

Hello! dp and I are in the middle of a 'discussion' re: the end of the latest Anne Tyler book - an amateur marriage. I won't give the plot away here in case you haven't read it, but if anyone has, what do you think happens right at the end?! Sorry if this sounds a bit cryptic but I'd hate to spoil it for anyone who's just about to read it - but if you have, join the thread and we can swap views!

Grommit Sat 27-Mar-04 21:13:52

I love Anne Tyler - didn't realise she had a new book out!

dot1 Tue 30-Mar-04 18:02:38

yes - it's out in hardback, but looks like no-one's read it!

Fennel Tue 30-Mar-04 18:31:36

which book? I like her books too

but Dot1 we were convinced you were having the baby at present, how can you disappoint us on the April thread by just being out at a book club or similar?! or are you posting from your hospital bed?

tamum Tue 30-Mar-04 18:33:34

I've read all her others, but that's not much help is it? I would like to read this one, so if I manage before this thread gets archived I will definitely join in!

Fennel Tue 30-Mar-04 19:00:55

Oh I see, that's the title "an amateur marriage". sorry am being dense.
will read it sometime but not in time for this thread I suspect.

clary Wed 31-Mar-04 15:08:57

Danger: plotline given away!!!



Hello dot1 yes I have read it (big big fan). My brain must be going to mush as I can't remember a particular puzzle at the end... the wife dies doesn't she which is a bit of a shock btu what else happens?? Post again to see if you can refresh my memory!

clary Wed 31-Mar-04 15:19:28

Danger: plotline given away!!!



Hello dot1 yes I have read it (big big fan). My brain must be going to mush as I can't remember a particular puzzle at the end... the wife dies doesn't she which is a bit of a shock but what else happens?? Post again to see if you can refresh my memory!

clary Wed 31-Mar-04 15:25:00

durr, sorry about that double posting, i am really a big fan as you see. Something wrong with the computer...

dot1 Sun 04-Apr-04 01:15:43

PLOTLINE POSTING - DON'T READ IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK!

Well, dp and I have been arguing (sort of), 'cos I think the very last few lines read like he knows he's going to die and meet up with his first wife - he's walking towards where she used to live and it's a metaphor for him dying??! But I could be completely wrong - dp isn't sure and just thinks he's taking a walk down the old streets again...

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