Back When We Were Grownups – Anne Tyler

Another Anne Tyler classic: a window into the world and thoughts of Rebecca Davitch – all american mom, step-mum, grandmother and the centre of her married-into family – as she wonders whether she made the right choice between college sweetheart Will and long-dead husband Joe.

I think of Anne Tyler is the american equivalent of Anita Brookner – although I’m not sure if that would hold up to literary criticism!

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