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IL: UG - BL: 5 - AR Pts: 11
From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life.
Back from a trip to Egypt, Duane Moore finds he cannot readjust to life in Thalia, his West Texas hometown. Duane cannot find any solace or familiarity and cannot even bring himself to revisit the house he shared with his late wife, Karla. He spends his days aimlessly riding his bicycle and living in his cabin outside town. The only consolation is meeting the young, attractive geologist, Annie Cameron. He's also in love with his psychiatrist, Honor...