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The Resource The amateur marriage, a novel by Anne Tyler

The amateur marriage, a novel by Anne Tyler

Label
The amateur marriage
Title
The amateur marriage
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Anne Tyler
Title variation
Amateur marriage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The moment Pauline walked into his mother's grocery store, Michael was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervor, they are propelled into a hasty wedding. But they never should have married. Pauline, impulsive, impractical, tumbles hit-or-miss through life; Michael, plodding, cautious, judgmental, proceeds deliberately. While other young marrieds, equally ignorant at the start, seem to grow more seasoned, Pauline and Michael remain amateurs. In time their foolish quarrels take their tolls. Even when they find themselves, almost thirty years later, loving, instant parents to a little grandson named Pagan, whom they rescue from Haight-Ashbury, they still cannot bridge their deep-rooted differences
Summary
Marrying quickly during World War II after falling in love at first sight, a mismatched couple discovers that their very different personalities and approaches to life are taking a toll on their lives, their relationship, and their family.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
121149
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandparent and child
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Marital conflict
  • Married people
  • Mate selection
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Maryland
Target audience
adult
Label
The amateur marriage, a novel by Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Extent
306 pages ; 25 cm.
Isbn
9780345470614
Isbn Type
(Ballantine pbk.)
Lccn
2003059536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52729037
Label
The amateur marriage, a novel by Anne Tyler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Extent
306 pages ; 25 cm.
Isbn
9780345470614
Isbn Type
(Ballantine pbk.)
Lccn
2003059536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52729037

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