Noah's Compass

Noah's Compass

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life. Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesn't bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new, spare, and efficient condominium on the outskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged. His effort to recover the moments of his life that have been stolen from him leads him on an unexpected detour. What he needs is someone who can do the remembering for him. What he gets is--well, something quite different. We all know a Liam. In fact, there may be a little of Liam in each of us. Which is why Anne Tyler's lovely novel resonates so deeply. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Books on Tape, 2010.
ISBN: 9781415965580
Subjects: Compact discs, Book.
Old age -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Retirees -- Fiction.
Older men -- Fiction.
Downloadable audiobooks.
Literature
Fiction
Additional Contributors: Morey, Arthur
Overdrive Inc

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smc01 Jun 14, 2012

Anne Tyler is always a joy to read. Her take on ordinary lives and ordinary people always amazes me. Liam Pennywell, the main character, and all the women surrounding him, are well developed and likable. The narrator of this CD set is well suited to the story and adds to the enjoyment of it.

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