The Tin Can Tree

The Tin Can Tree

Book - 1996
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"Anne Tyler writes like an angel." -- USA Today

In the small town of Larksville, the Pike family is hopelessly out of step with the daily rhythms of life. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, while Mr. Pike maintains a forced stoicism. Only their ten-year-old, Simon, seems able to acknowledge that their world has changed. He just doesn't understand why.

The Pikes may choose to stand still, to hide from an unnameable past, but the strange shroud over their home cannot be contained. Soon it's inching its way toward their neighbors, where brothers Ansel and James will have to confront their own dark secrets if they want to bring their neighborhood back out into the light.
Publisher: Ballantine, 1996
ISBN: 9780449911891
Branch Call Number: TYL
Characteristics: 273p


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Apr 19, 2017

It was a nicely written break from sex, blood and mayhem.
I always reach for Anne Tyler after reading something heavy.
It was meaningful and taught a lesson but not in an ugly way.

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