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Ladder of Years
By Kelly Lintz (narrator) and Anne Tyler
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date November 12, 2013
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781480563605
ISBN-10 1480563609
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 5.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act, but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life . . . .

"TYLER DETAILS DELIA'S ADVENTURE WITH GREAT SKILL . . . As so often in her earlier fiction--Celestial Navigation, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, The Accidental Tourist, and her nine other novels--[she] creates distinct characters caught in poignantly funny situations. . . .Tyler writes with a clarity that makes the commonplace seem fresh and the pathetic touching." --The New York Times

"UTTERLY COMPELLING. . .WONDERFULLY SATISFYING. . .Ladder of Years is virtually flawless."
--Chicago Tribune

"A 'PAGE-TURNER' IN THE BEST SENSE . . . One wants to lightly caress the pages of the story because one cares for Ms. Tyler's touchingly flawed characters. . . . Both madcap and genteel, Anne Tyler knows as well as anyone that 'human beings lead many lives.' Casually, delightfully, Ladder of Years will tell you just how we humans manage this trick."
--The Baltimore Sun



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679441557
 
Deluxe edition from Random House Inc (May 1, 1995)
9780676502299 | details & prices | List price $23.00
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (May 1, 1995)
9780679441557 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead, mother of three almost-grown children, impulsively walks away from her marriage and sets off into the unknown to begin an entirely new life, but suddenly she discovers that she is accumulating fresh responsibilities
Paperback
Book cover for 9780449910573
 
Reprint edition from Ivy Books (May 1, 1997)
9780804113472 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead, mother of three almost-grown children, impulsively walks away from her marriage and sets off into the unknown to begin an entirely new life, but suddenly she discovers that she is accumulating fresh responsibilities
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (April 1, 1996)
9780449910573 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead, mother of three almost-grown children, impulsively walks away from her marriage and sets off into the unknown to begin an entirely new life, but suddenly she discovers that she is accumulating fresh responsibilities
Large print edition from Random House Large Print (May 1, 1995)
9780679762256 | details & prices | 562 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Forty-year-old Celia Grinstead, mother of three almost-grown children, impulsively walks away from her marriage and sets off into the unknown to begin an entirely new life, but suddenly she discovers that she is accumulating fresh responsibilities
CD/Spoken Word
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Kelly Lintz (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (November 12, 2013)
9781480563605 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.99
About: A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKBALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline.
With Kelly Lintz (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (November 12, 2013)
9781480564220 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $14.99
About: A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKBALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780788704512
 
With C. J. Critt | Unabridged edition from Recorded Books (November 1, 1999)
9780788704512 | details & prices | List price $91.00
About: On a beach holiday,forty-year-old Cordelia Grinstead, dressed only in swimsuit and beachrobe, walks away from her family and just keeps on walking.

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