Or, worse yet, could this person be YOU? This isn't my typical read, but I was intrigued by the book's description. She accepts, of course, and they, like so many of the "greatest generation," bind themselves together with little more in common than that cute meeting. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How different we all are and how easily we misunderstand each other? Maybe it's because I came from a dysfunctional family or perhaps I'm crazy and see some of Pauline and Michael's marriage in my own, but there were so many moments when Tyler created the perfect image of what would happen in real life. Los Angeles Times 3 of 5 Stars "Her characters, although less eccentric and endearing than many she's created, still come off the page without a jarring note.
Review: Fiction: The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
They seemed like the perfect couple—young, good-looking, made for each other. But I picked it back up and couldn't put it …more I did the same thing! They cannot be happy together, but they are afraid that they will not be able to be happy apart. In that moment, her son, Michael, is smitten. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County. I kept asking myself these questions.
Anne Tyler : The Amateur Marriage : A Patchwork Planet : Book Review
Her disappearance -- like the abrupt, sometimes violent events that occur in many Tyler novels, propelling heretofore passive characters into a re-evaluation of their lives -- does not bring her parents closer together, but instead results in another round of accusations and recriminations. Gentle reader, I'm not going to tell. This is a marriage, for better or worse, and Tyler hits at the core of that to be sure. Deanna I did the same thing! The novel carries readers through 60 years of the family's history in just 10 chapters. You want to shake one or both of them to wake them up so they can spare each other more useless years boredom and pain. All Pauline knew about Michael was he was a grocery clerk who is also war hero not, actually.
Discover what to read next. He runs first his parent's grocery store in an old ethnic neighborhood, and then later owns and manages a slightly larger and more modern grocery in a suburban neighborhood. The Amateur Marriage has received mixed, although mostly positive, reviews. She became the trouble maker of the family, the proximal flashpoint. How a person drives a car says a lot about them. I loved how each chapter jumped a bit in time so we were really able to live out this marriage Another wonderful story from Anne Tyler about a perfectly normal family, told in an anything but average way. Her pettiness and shrillness are far more prominent than her liveliness.