Bored with his studies, he makes an impromptu trip home.
All is well there, except that the oldest sister, Joanne has left her husband back in Kansas and come back home with her toddler daughter. Ben Joe's sudden presence is taken in stride, almost as though he's never left, and once again he realizes that being back is not as gratifying as he had imagined. For solace, he turns to his high school girlfriend Shelley, who has been orphaned by a car accident but is much more upbeat than Ben Joe.
She's obviously still carrying a torch for Ben Joe but hoping to marry her current boyfriend, John Horner, whom Ben Joe keeps referring to as Jack Horner of nursery rhyme fame. This is vintage Anne Tyler humor with the usual unusual family members and no tragedy to speak of. Ben Joe's mother hen tendencies may stem from the fact that his father, a doctor, abandoned the family for another woman in town, with whom he sired a child. The essence of the book, though, is in the details. One of my favorite scenes in the book is that of Ben Joe's train trip home, where he meets an old man on his way to a retirement home and an African-American family who admire his father.
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When he learns that one of his sisters has left her husband, he heads for home and back into the confusion of childhood memories and unforseen love About the Author. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Tyler lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland. Date of Birth: October 25, Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Education: B. Reading Group Guide 1. Would you classify this as an optimistic novel? A realistic novel?
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