Searching for Caleb

Tyler, Anne

| 1993

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The beloved bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author brings us a novel that is "funny and lyric and true" (The New Yorker). Through the syncopated rhythms of the ragtime era to the thumping, rocking beats of the 1970s, generations of Pecks have maintained a determined steadiness. Adamantly middle class--Peck-proud, as the family slogan goes--they are quick to sweep under the rug those members who do not live up to their standards. Maybe that's why Caleb Peck took off with his violincello as a boy? Sixty years later, his brother Daniel is still wondering. No longer willing to live without answers, he turns to his daughter-in-law, Justine, another Peck family eccentric. A studied tarot card reader, Justine comes across one message over and over in the cards: change is coming. With Daniel's help, she's hoping to find the courage to embrace whatever happens next. An unlikely...

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Det var många år sedan jag läste den här boken om Justine, Duncan och deras släkt. Den har vissa likheter med "Restaurang hemlängtan" som utkom några år senare. Nu efter omläsning höjer jag betyget från 4 till 5.

Nina Nykvist



Länge varit en av mina favoriter. Älskar personporträtten av de udda karaktärerna i Baltimore. En pärla.