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When the kids are grown and Mercy Garrett gradually moves herself out of the family home, everyone determines not to notice. Over at her studio, she wants space and silence. She won’t allow any family clutter. Not even their cat, Desmond. Yet it is a clutter of untidy moments that forms the Garretts’ family life over the decades, from giving a child a ride to a painstaking Easter lunch, a fateful train journey to an unexpected homecoming. And it all begins in 1959, with a family holiday to a cabin by a lake. It’s the only one the Garretts will ever take, but its effects will ripple through the generations.

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When Mercy Garrett moves herself out of the family home, everyone determines not to notice.

All she wants is space and silence. No clutter. Not even their cat, Desmond.

But it turns out family life is impossible to escape – particularly when it’s in your past. For Mercy it all begins in 1959, with a holiday to a cabin by a lake. It’s the only one the Garretts will ever take, but its effects will ripple through the generations.

The glorious Sunday Times bestseller follows one family’s joys and heartbreaks, mistakes and secrets, from the 1950s right up to today

‘Gorgeous, charming, profound, and written with such lightness of touch’ MARIAN KEYES

‘A perfect work of fiction’ MEG MASON

‘She is and always will be my favourite author’ LIANE MORIARTY

‘Exquisitely crafted, tender, hilarious, devastatingly precise, I loved this powerful meditation on the small and often unvoiced moments that can make up a life’ RACHEL JOYCE

‘Anne Tyler really is the best… Her sheer brilliance makes it all seems so effortless’ GRAHAM NORTON

‘A faultless novel, effortlessly profound. I read it in two sittings, totally immersed’ VICTORIA HISLOP

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Weight 240 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 3.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

342

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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