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Back When We Were Grownups: A Novel

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A book by Anne Tyler

The first sentence of Anne Tyler's 15th novel sounds like something out of a fairy tale: "Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person." Alas, this discovery has less to do with magic than with a late-middle-age … see full wiki

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Author: Anne Tyler
Publisher: Knopf
2 reviews about Back When We Were Grownups: A Novel
review by . May 31, 2001
I've read all of Anne Tyler's work, and love most of her earlier books. However, my favorite book by far was 'Ladder of Years' so I don't think that her knack for writing is fading with every book. But this book lacks the magical quality of 'Ladder' and is not as easy an escape.  It seems that Tyler has fallen into a weird trend where all her characters never find relief within the pages of her books. 'Back When We Were Grownups' is yet another story of a family woman who gets no respect …
review by . May 24, 2001
this book was SUCH a relief after 'Patchwork Planet', which disappointed me so much I almost gave up on one of my favorite authors. I've read all of Anne Tyler's work, and love most of her earlier books. However, my favorite book by far was 'Ladder of Years' so I don't think that her knack for writing is fading with every book. But this book lacks the magical quality of 'Ladder' and is not as easy an escape.It seems that Tyler has fallen into a weird trend where all her characters never find relief …
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