Back When We Were Grownups

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Author:Anne Tyler

Rebecca Davitch at 53 wonders if she's become the “wrong person.” Widowed in her 20s, Rebecca found herself financially and emotionally accountable for her daughter, four stepdaughters, and the family catering business, the Open Arms. As she looks back on what could have been, Rebecca contemplates abandoning her responsibilities to pursue an old flame and to continue the education she abandoned for the altar. In her 15th novel, Tyler has crafted a finely wrought family saga set in the South, driven by multi-dimensional characters, and just shy of the maudlin.

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