A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler

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Published by Ballantine Books .

Written in English

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  • Fiction,
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  • Fiction / General

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The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7910687M
ISBN 10080411918X
ISBN 109780804119184

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'A Patchwork Planet" opens and closes with this protest: "I am a man you can trust." Barnaby Gaitlin understands the full value of trust, and between the covers of Anne Tyler's latest novel, he tells a story of hard won redemption in the face of withering doubts/5. "A Patchwork Planet, Pulitzer Prize-winning Anne Tyler's 14th novel, finds the black-sheep son of an old Baltimore family attempting to get his life on s Tyler's early works, such as Celestial Navigation and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, which are peopled by genuine eccentrics whose grip on the world is charmingly, but definitely, precarious Anne Tyler Cited by: 4.

"A Patchwork Planet, Pulitzer Prize-winning Anne Tyler's 14th novel, finds the black-sheep son of an old Baltimore family attempting to get his life on s Tyler's early works, such as Celestial Navigation and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, which are peopled by genuine eccentrics whose grip on the world is charmingly, but definitely, Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

"A Patchwork Planet" shows how people age and become dependent on others for even the most simple things. Having someone take out their trash, open jars, get items from high shelf's.

The main character works for a business that fills the needs of elderly clients. Chores, errands and something more.4/5(). "A Patchwork Planet, Pulitzer Prize-winning Anne Tyler’s 14th novel, finds the black-sheep son of an old Baltimore family attempting to get his life on s Tyler’s early works, such as Celestial Navigation and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, which are peopled by genuine eccentrics whose grip on the world is charmingly, but definitely, precarious Anne Tyler.

A Patchwork Planet Unabridged edition by Anne Tyler published by Books on Tape () [Audio Cassette]. A Patchwork Planet Anne Tyler is a great writer, no doubt.

Her book, A Patchwork Planet is a great read but I found the ending somewhat unsatisfactory. At the beginning he admired Sophia's "definiteness" and routines and were an influence on his own journey.

I Read More Kate. In A PATCHWORK PLANET, Tyler returns to what she does best writing about the common lives of average people in a way that penetrates the ordinary to reveal the extraordinary. This is Barnaby Gaitlin's story. A A Patchwork Planet book dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.

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A Patchwork Planet is like a crazy quilt with familiar fabrics which, when assembled, becomes unique."--Chattanooga Press "THIS IS A BOOK YOU CAN TRUST Tyler understands this modest world, both its frustrations and its rewards.

A Patchwork Planet is a novel by Anne Tyler. Published init tells the story of Barnaby Gaitlin, anti-hero and failure who suffers from more than the usual quota of misfortune. The book is noted for its complement of old people and eccentrics, and its sharply ironic : Anne Tyler.

Three Novels: A Patchwork Planet, Ladder of Years, Saint Maybe [Anne Tyler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(7). "A Patchwork Planet" shows how people age and become dependent on others for even the most simple things. Having someone take out their trash, open jars, get items from high shelf's.

The main character works for a business that fills the needs of elderly clients. Chores, errands and something more.4/5(93). “This is a wonderful novel—don’t miss it.

A Patchwork Planet is like a crazy quilt with familiar fabrics which, when assembled, becomes unique.” — Chattanooga Press “ THIS IS A BOOK YOU CAN TRUST Tyler understands this modest world, both its frustrations and its rewards.4/5(32). A Patchwork Planet will speak to anyone who has felt overwhelmed by the small daily battles of existence, unloved by loved ones, and insecure about his/her place and purpose in life; in other words, just about by: 4.

Tyler's appealing warmth and flair for eccentric comedy are abundantly displayed in her superb 14th novel, following close on the heels of such recent successes as Breathing Lessons () and Saint Maybe (). The story's narrator and main character (and, arguably, hero) is Barnaby Gaitlin, an underachieving Baltimorean approaching 30 who's divorced, stuck in a no-future.

Editions for A Patchwork Planet: X (Paperback published in ), X (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in 1 Cited by: 4. Read free book excerpt from A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler, page 1 of 3.

Like most of Tyler's novels, A Patchwork Planet is set in a Baltimore suburb, capturing a year in the life of an eclectic array of characters, primarily, the Gaitlin family. Barnaby, the proverbial black sheep of the bunch, has never managed to overcome his tarnished teenage years, when he soiled the Gaitlin name after he was arrested for burglary.

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Just $39 for a year or $12 for 3 months More about membership. A patchwork planet. [Anne Tyler] -- A lovable loser tries to get his life in order. He is Barnaby Gaitlin, 30, the black sheep of a rich Baltimore family, ex-juvenile delinquent who specialized in housebreaking for kicks.

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Get this from a library. A patchwork planet. [Anne Tyler] -- Barnaby, a loser, used to break into people's houses to steal their mementos, read their mail and view their photo albums.

Although he has been working for eleven years now, it seems that his world. In A Patchwork Planet, Anne Tyler explores many of the themes that have preoccupied her for three decades, such as the tensions between husband and wife, Throughout most of the book.

Get this from a library. A patchwork planet. [Anne Tyler] -- Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the big loot he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was just that. Published inA Patchwork Planet is a novel by best-selling American author and literary critic, Anne Tyler.

Acclaimed for her richly developed characters, attention to realistic detail, and for finding the extraordinary beneath the ordinary of everyday life, Tyler has received numerous awards including a Pulitzer Prize for her novel, Breathing Lessons.

For some reason, none of these redemptive qualities is on display in her latest novel, "A Patchwork Planet" -- a novel that feels strangely perfunctory and contrived.

Barnaby Gaitlin, the hero, is another one of Ms. Tyler's oddballs -- another lost male, like Macon Leary in "The Accidental Tourist" or Ian Bedloe in "Saint Maybe," who has.

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A Patchwork Planet () About book: The critics say that Anne Tyler writes novels with quirky characters. I say that we are all quirky characters. Certainly, I grew up with and am a member of a family of quirky characters. I find the characters in Anne Tyler's novels real, they are people one meets everyday.

As I began to read this novel, I /5(5). Books similar to A Patchwork Planet A Patchwork Planet. by Anne Tyler. avg. rating Ratings. For the first time in mass market paperback, this novel introduces year-old misfit Barnaby Gaitlin, a renegade who is actually a kind-hearted man struggling to turn his life around.

A New York. A Patchwork Planet. by Anne Tyler. Chapter 1. Smooth, oval nails, pale pink, and plump white fingers like a woman's in a religious painting. Her book was turned the wrong way for me to read the title, but I knew it was something worthwhile and educational. Oh, these people who prepare ahead.

Who think to bring actual books, instead of. A patchwork planet by Anne Tyler; 11 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Conduct of life, Men, Charities, Social life and customs, Domestic fiction. A Patchwork Planet (Book): Tyler, Anne: Barnaby Gaitlin was never a bad kid, but he was certainly doing his best to impersonate one.

As a teenager, he developed a habit of breaking into other people's houses. But he wasn't interested in the valuable loot--he just liked to read people's mail, peruse their family albums, and maybe pocket a few personal mementos. Her book, A Patchwork Planet is a great read but I found the ending somewhat unsatisfactory.

At the beginning he admired Sophia's "definiteness" and routines and were an influence on his own journey. I got a sense that he used her. "A Patchwork Planet, Pulitzer Prize-winning Anne Tyler's 14th novel, finds the black-sheep son of an old Baltimore family attempting to get his life on s Tyler's early works, such as Celestial Navigation and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, which are peopled by genuine eccentrics whose grip on the world is charmingly, but.

A Patchwork Planet (eBook): Tyler, Anne: Although Barnaby Gaitlin has been "working steadily for Rent-a-Back, renting his back to old folks and shut-ins," his past "habit of breaking into other people's houses" seems destined to ruin his life againJacket. Complete summary of Anne Tyler's A Patchwork Planet.

eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of A Patchwork Planet. A Patchwork Planet Book Summary and Study Guide. Anne Tyler Booklist Anne Tyler Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of A Patchwork Planet; Barnaby Gaitlin at 30 years old feels aimless and lacking a purpose and direction in his life.

He has worked for 11 years for the "Rent-A-Back" company that provides services to mostly elderly. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

A patchwork planet by Anne Tyler,Bright Sky Press, Distributed by Sterling Pub. edition, in EnglishPages:. "A Patchwork Planet" (reviewed by Judi Clark ) "I'd heard about the planet quilt often, but I'd never seen it.

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