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Author Tyler, Anne.

Title The amateur marriage / Anne Tyler
Edition First trade paperback edition
Published London : Chatto & Windus, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  810.54 T9815 A6/Am  AVAILABLE
Description 306 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Series The Australian Women's Weekly book club
Australian Women's Weekly book club
Contents Common knowledge -- Dandelion clock -- The anxiety committee -- Whispering hope -- Heidi's Grandfather -- Killing the frog by degrees -- The world won't end -- A cooler spot on the pillow -- Longtime child -- The man who was a dessert
Summary Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple - young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in the Polish neighbourhood of Baltimore, he was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervour, they were hastily wed. But they never should have married. Pauline, impulsive and impractical, tumbles hit-or-miss through life; Michael, plodding, cautious, and judgemental, proceeds deliberately. In time their foolish quarrels take their toll. A 17-year-old daughter disappears, and some years later this fractious pair is forced to rescue her little boy, named Pagan, from drug-infested San Francisco, to take him home and raise him
Notes 306 P. ; 24 CM
Originally published New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2004. With new reader's guide
Issuing Body 'The Australian Women's Weekly great read' --Cover
Subject Summers, Rowena, 1932- Family saga.
Grandparent and child -- Fiction.
Marriage -- Fiction.
Relationships -- Fiction
Mate selection -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
Marital conflict -- Fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Fiction.
Runaway teenagers -- Fiction.
Grandparent and child.
Runaway teenagers.
Marital conflict.
Married people.
Mate selection.
Married people -- United States -- Fiction.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Fiction.
Baltimore (Md.)
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
ISBN 0701177357 paperback
0099469596 paperback