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Friday, July 19, 2024 at 6:17 PM

Book Review -- Carol Recommends

“French Braid” a novel by Anne Tyler
Book Review -- Carol Recommends

The Garretts took their only vacation together in 1959 and that experience acts as an introduction to his Baltimore family as we follow them into their future.

We learn Mercy is a reluctant housewife and only wants to be an artist and she spends more time in her studio down the street than with her husband Robin at home. Daughters Alice (dependable) and Lily (boy crazy) are nothing alike and son David just wants to strike out on his own.

In true Anne Tyler style, her characters are interesting and well developed. Not a lot happens but this look at domestic life is rich and full. An enjoyable read.

This title is available in print at the library and downloadable eBook and eAudio through Overdrive/Libby.


Carol is the Director of the Churchill County Library. She has a pile of books stacked up and she hopes she can find the time to read them all.