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French braid / Anne Tyler.

Tyler, Anne, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593321096
  • ISBN: 059332109X
  • Physical Description: 243 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"The Garretts take their first and last family vacation in the summer of 1959. They hardly ever venture beyond Baltimore, but in some ways they have never been farther apart. Mercy has trouble resisting the siren call of her aspirations to be a painter, which means less time keeping house for her husband Robin. Their teenage daughters, steady Alice and boy-crazy Lily, could not have less in common. Their youngest, David, is already intent on escaping his family's orbit, for reasons none of them understands. Yet as these lives advance across decades, the Garretts' influence on one another ripples unmistakably through each generation, much like French-braided hair keeps its waves even after it is undone. Full of heartbreak and hilarity, French Braid is classic Anne Tyler: a stirring, uncannily insightful novel of tremendous warmth and humor that illuminates the kindnesses and cruelties of our daily lives, the impossibility of breaking free from those who love us, and how close -- yet how unknowable -- every family is to itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Vacations > Fiction.
Generations > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 31 of 62 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Ray County. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Ray County Library.


  • 17 current holds with 62 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ray County Library F TYL (Text) 2901844635 New Fiction Checked out 06/07/2022

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