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French braid / Anne Tyler.

Tyler, Anne, (author.).


"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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593321096
  • ISBN: 059332109X
  • Physical Description: 243 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A novel"--Cover.
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Vacations > Fiction.
Generations > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 97 of 141 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 6 of 6 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 1 current hold with 141 total copies.
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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library F TYLER (Text) 39493110048628 Adult Fiction Available -
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Jackson County Public Library F TYLER (Text) 39493109399545 Adult Fiction Available -
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