The Amateur Marriage

The Amateur Marriage

eBook - 2018
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NEW TO ANCHOR CANADA: Painfully funny and heartachingly true, Anne Tyler draws our eyes to an ill-matched couple, and the slow, tragicomic disintegration of their marriage. When Pauline Barclay whirls into Michael Anton's grocery store in 1941, he is convinced he's in love. In due course they marry, and so begins their misadventure of wedded misery. Over the course of sixty years, Michael and Pauline endure their marriage (and each other) through anniversaries, affairs, and children, as the union of two people slowly devolves into a parting of ways. Injecting a touch of mischief with a dash of wisdom, Anne Tyler plays out an American marriage and its sometimes unavoidable end.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Doubleday Canada, 2018.
ISBN: 9780385692076
Characteristics: 320 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

A gifted writer's view of a rushed wartime marriage, the struggles of one couple, the challenges of parenting, and the perplexities of coping with the head-spinning social and cultural changes of the past 60 years. Tyler's delicate, nonjudgmental presentation of the Anton family is typical of her style. No one is innocent of wrongdoing or insensitivity, but no one is evil or intent on harm.

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Mar 16, 2012

I haven't read this yet but would like to

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