French BraidTyler, Anne
Mercy and Robin Garrett have three children - Alice, David and Lily. In the decades from the 1950s to the present day, life with all of its vicissitudes and the individual foibles of the Garretts create the engaging record of a middle-class family from Baltimore.
With its multigenerational range and its rich portraits of relatable and flawed characters, this is a beautifully crafted story that both weaves together and unravels the threads of family life. [Larger font]
Comments from BDS Reviewers
"Recommended as a great if undemanding read."
"Once again Anne Tyler has created a wonderfully crafted story of family life - this story spans more than 50 years."
"Beautiful writing from Anne Tyler who is wise in her observations of peoples, families and the passing of time."
"Most people would enjoy reading this book and would relate to quite a few of the characters and situations."
"Well-written with credible characters."
"It's definitely domestic fiction, but Tyler has a very sharp eye for the nuances in relationships and behaviours."
"The author has an ability to paint a picture that could really be any family story over several decades in such a way that you become invested in each of the characters."