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French Braid

by Anne Tyler

Hardback £16.99
Published 24th March 2022, 288 pages
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** A 2 022 Book to Look Forward To in The Times , Daily Mail , Financial Times , i , Irish Times , Scotsman , Good Hou sekeeping **

The major new novel from the beloved prize-winning author — a brilliantly perceptive, painfully true and funny journey deep into one family’s foibles, from the 1950s right up to the changed world of today


When the kids are grown and Mercy Garrett gradually moves herself out of the family home, everyone determines not to notice.

Over at her studio, she wants space and silence. She won’t allow any family clutter. Not even their cat, Desmond.

Yet it is a clutter of untidy moments that forms the Garretts’ family life over the decades, whether that’s a painstaking Easter lunch or giving a child a ride, a fateful train journey or an unexpected homecoming.

And it all begins in 1959, with a family holiday to a cabin by a lake. It’s the only one the Garretts will ever take, but its effects will ripple through the generations.

‘Exquisitely crafted, tender, hilarious, devastatingly precise, I loved this powerful meditation on the small and often unvoiced moments that can make up a life’ RACHEL JOYCE

‘A faultless novel, effortlessly profound. I read it in two sittings, totally immersed’ VICTORIA HISLOP

‘If Anne Tyler isn’t the best writer in the world, who is?’ BBC RADIO 4, WOMAN’S HOUR

Details

French Braid
by Anne Tyler

ISBN
9781784744625

Publisher
Vintage Publishing

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
March 24, 2022

Dimensions
24.0cm x 15.6cm x 2.8cm

Page count
288 pages