Saturday, 11 August 2018

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler is a talented and prolific writer.  I have not read all her books.  I have posted about 2 of them that I liked – Digging to America and Vinegar Girl

Clock Dance was a great read.  It resonated with me on so many levels.  The title really doesn't do the book justice and the cover is frankly weird.

But be that as it may this book is a powerful demonstration of how family dynamics in our early years can lead to later choices that otherwise are completely inexplicable – such as choosing the wrong mate.  If your childhood was less than idyllic, you really should read this book.

The book is fascinating and leaves you guessing about how it will end right up to the end.  And it should give hope to everyone who still hasn't found their place in the world despite being over 60.


  1. Well said! I couldn't agree more. It was a great book.

  2. Wow, looks like I need to add this novel to my reading wishlist!

  3. I’ve read some of her books and loved them. I will certainly be looking for this one!

  4. I have this one on request at the library. Can't wait!

  5. Have never read Anne Tyler but your review of this book makes me curious. Adding it to my wish list.

  6. Anne Tyler is the author I keep hearing about, but have yet to read. Thanks for one more reason to pick up her books.


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