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    Anne Tyler
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. The Accidental Tourist. Published by The Random House Publishing Group.

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. Published in the United States by Fawcett Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Fawcett is a registered trademark and the Fawcett colophon is a trademark of Random House, Inc.

Home Anne Tyler Morgan's Passing. He followed the others out of the room, laying a hand on Gina’s head as he passed. Her hair was so soft, it seemed to cling to his fingers for several seconds afterward. Morgans passing, . 2. Morgan's Passing, . Back in the workroom, he said, What do you do with Gina while you’re giving your puppet shows?

Morgan's Passing, . 4. Morgan called, and the woman laughed and bowed like someone on a stage. They passed an open window where Fats Domino sang I’m Walkin’, and Morgan spread his arms and started dancing

Morgan's Passing, . They passed an open window where Fats Domino sang I’m Walkin’, and Morgan spread his arms and started dancing. The fact that he had a cigarette clamped in his teeth made it look difficult and precarious; he reminded Emily of those Russians who dance with a glass of vodka on their heads. She stood to one side, awkwardly swinging her purse and smiling.

Morgan's Passing is a 1980 novel by Anne Tyler. It won the 1980 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction and was nominated for both the American Book Awards and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Morgan Gower is a middle-aged husband and father who works at Cullen's Hardware Store. Morgan's life is boring: His house is dominated by his wife and daughters who generally ignore him, and his workplace is too slow for his active mind, his wit, and his imagination

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Morgan emerges as a true hero.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. LOS ANGELES TIMES Morgan Gower works at Cullen's hardware store in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted wife.

Anne Tyler's "Morgan's Passing" provides probably the most moving story of middle age I've ever read-not for any illness or newfound love of life or striking discoveries made by Morgan Gower, the main character.

Anne Tyler's "Morgan's Passing" provides probably the most moving story of middle age I've ever read-not for any illness or newfound love of life or striking discoveries made by Morgan Gower, the main character, but because of the realistic way she shows him slipping into eccentricity and stodginess and fear of old ag. Junkie!" There are many riches in "Morgan's Passing," and I highly recommend it to anyone who discovered Anne Tyler later in her career and hasn't yet indulged in her earlier works. This is a super book.

Morgan's Passing book. It had been so long since I read Anne Tyler, I began to miss her. So I decided to reread Morgan’s Passing because it’s one of the books I least remember, likely because this book isn’t so much a well-plotted story as it is a great character study of protagonist, Morgan Gower. But this is typical of Anne Tyler’s work, as she has been known to admit, though she does not do many interviews.

Over a million anne tyler books sold. She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor

Over a million anne tyler books sold

Morgan Gower has an outsize hairy beard, an array of peculiar costumes and fantastic headwear, and a serious smoking habit. He likes to pretend to be other people - a jockey, a shipping magnate, a foreign art dealer - and he likes to do this more and more since his massive brood of daughters are all growing up, getting married and finding him embarrassing. Then comes his first dramatic encounter with Emily and Leon Meredith, and the start of an extraordinary obsession. OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD `She's changed my perception on life' Anna Chancellor `One of my favourite authors ' Liane Moriarty `She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan `Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve `My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world' Nick Hornby `A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks `Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good' John Updike `I love Anne Tyler' Anita Brookner `Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour' Eudora Welty

If you don't like quirky and weird characters in your books, then this is not the book for you. Morgan Gower is as weird and funny as it gets. His family is not far behind him in this regard. The story of how he met Emily and Leon alone makes this book a excellent read, but that's just the beginning.

It spans from 1967 to 1979 and though it's mainly about Morgan, Emily and her husband Leon, there's a fair bit in there about Bonnie, Morgan's long suffering wife. I found the contrast between the two household very interesting. The cluttered Gower family home, with it's many daughters, is an assault on the senses. Morgan, (whose hat and costume collection must take up a great deal of space), appreciates the simplified and minimalist lifestyle of Emily and Leon. By looking at their lives, Morgan is able to identify what's not working in his own life.

The ending has a nice twist that befits this offbeat group of people, an ending which I didn't really see coming.
I read this years ago and recently reread it. It is not at all what I remembered! I recall its being so funny, but it's really not. Morgan definitely has AT LEAST a borderline personality disorder, but likely something much more serious. His wife is a careless mess (actually somewhat typical Ann Tyler), having tons of kids with such an unreliable crazy person. Anyway, if you can accept Morgan's eccentricities, it becomes more enjoyable, and yes, very funny at times. It's just difficult imagining throwing your lot in with him.
Second reading of Morgan's Passing and enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it. The story reminds me of "A Confederacy of Dunces" since Morgan is adept at creating his own reality. Morgan is a much more sympathetic character. It was interesting how he dressed to match the persona he chose for the day. What is surprising to me is how people love and tolerate him. I found the relationship between the wife and mistress very interesting. Only thing I did not like is his influence of the new wife and how they ended up in a depressing place. She would have been better off without either husband. I loved him finding his obit in the paper - very funny.
I have read all of Anne Tyler's books. i like the way she describes people, their personalities and their lives. Her characters are usually common people living simple lives, but she makes them interesting and so human...
However, I found it somehow harder to understand them in this particular book.
Anyway, Morgan's passing is still a good read.
I loved this book. The main character Morgan is such a funny fellow. A hardware store manager, he enjoys dressing up and pretending to be other people. This leads his life down an entirely different course one day while he is pretending to be a doctor, and is called upon to deliver a baby.

All of the characters in this book are so well developed and comical in their own right. Morgan's wife, whom he eventually leaves for a younger woman, is spiteful but in such a lighthearted manner that the tricks she plays on Morgan come off more as harmless pranks than malice. I would highly recommend this book.
I just finished another Anne Tyler book that was written earlier in her career. Once again I feel like I've lived with another group of people/characters for the few weeks that it took to read this story. It was a slow read. I wished the first three quarters of this book flowed with the same dramatic intensity that the last quarter did. I didn't fully understand lead character Morgan until then. But maybe that's the point. Once the plot twisted, the characters seemed to come into view more. All in all I enjoyed it and recommend it for Tyler fans.
I have always loved Anne Tyler's novels. But this time I found the Morgan so strange. He wanders through life making so an impact on others, with no recognition on the impact he is having on those around him. I laughed during the first 100 pages, but there so came a time that I laughed no more.
Not Ann Tyler's best work. Improbable but humorous main character who starts to become extremely tiresome about a third of the way through the book. Try other great titles by this author.