Friday 13 September 2013

Book Beginnings on Fridays (The Tin Can Tree by Anne Tyler)

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.

A Tin Can TreeMy book beginning: The Tin Can Tree by Anne Tyler

After the funeral James came straight home, to look after his brother. He left Mr and Mrs Pike standing on that windy hillside while their little boy wandered in circles nearby, and the only one who saw James go was Joan. She looked over at him, but she didn't say anything.

I've read quite a few review books in a row that I haven't loved so wanted to read something next that I was fairly certain I'd enjoy and that wouldn't feel like a chore to finish.  Anne Tyler is one of my favourite authors and she hasn't disappointed me yet.

Book Blurb:

When young Jamie Pike dies in a tragic accident, she leaves behind a family numbed with grief and torn with guilt and recrimination. In this compassionate and haunting novel Anne Tyler explores how each member of the family learns to face the future in their own way.



  1. I haven't read any of Anne Tyler's books. Is she a true crime writer?

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  2. Anne Tyler is one of my favorite authors. Have a nice weekend.

  3. I've read Ms. Tyler several times in the past. I hadn't heard of this book before but it does sound really good. Going on my wishlist; thanks for sharing the title.

  4. I've read The Beginner's Goodbye, and got a few more by Anne Tyler on my to read pile. Nice to pick up one that you feel you'll enjoy. Happy weekend!

  5. This sounds like it could be a very good, but sad, book. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sounds good...thanks. I have never read anything by this author.

    THANKS for sharing.

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