Back When We Were Grown-ups
How on earth did I get like this? How? How did I ever become this person who's not really me?
One morning, Rebecca wakes up and realises she has turned into the wrong person. Is she really this joyous and outgoing organiser of parties, the put-upon heart of her dead husband's extended family? What happened to her quiet and serious nineteen-year-old self, and what would have happened if she'd married her college sweetheart? Can someone ever recover the person they've left behind?
Praise for Back When We Were Grown-ups
Beautifully observed... Effortlessly brilliantDaily Telegraph
Like all great writers, Tyler creates her own world...she is that rare being: a writer so good that she lets you forget it. If you're one of the few who's yet to discover her, don't waste any more time: this ranks among her bestDaily Mail
Superb... Beautifully conceived, masterfully executed... Out of the emotional confusions spawned by dislocated, dysfunctional families, Anne Tyler has produced - yet again - a scintillating comedy of mannersSunday Telegraph
Her touch, whether comic, wry or tragic, is as subtle as goose down... An insight bordering on genius... Tyler, of the fresh, almost conversational prose, sharp dialogue and all too much human truth, really is one of the wisest and most perceptive observers crafting fiction as lifeIrish Times
One of her very bestMail on Sunday
An insight bordering on geniusIrish Times
One of the funniest books I have read in a long timeIndependent
My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the worldNick Hornby