Patchwork Planet

by Tami J. Strege

Publisher: Center for Learning

Written in English
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ISBN 101560777117
ISBN 109781560777113

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Rather than making any single statement about humanity, A Patchwork Planet is full of small observations and captured moments that spark a frission of recognition or perspective shift. There are also moments of frustration and recoil.

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Then comes along a book like A Patchwork Planet, reviving my delight in reading. Original characters, situations, problems - yet so relatable. Barnaby touched me with his impetuous kindnesses, his I read the last page, sighed, and said "What a great story!", thus waking my husband and drawing his wrath (we were both extremely jet-lagged at the /5.

A PATCHWORK PLANET currently tops this list. 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. "if we believe that serious novels are about the search for a true home, then a patchwork planet is a novel that repays our always delighted attention." --Carol Shields, The New York Times Book ReviewCited by: 4.

Book reviews. A Patchwork Planet Anne Tyler Review by Karen Ann Cullotta. May Barnaby Gaitlin is no Patchwork Planet book. A quasi-reformed juvenile delinquent, Anne Tyler's anti-hero in her new novel, A Patchwork Planet, has just celebrated his 30th birthday alone, swilling beer in his dank basement apartment.

Still, Barnaby is a disheveled handyman. A Patchwork Planet (Ballantine Reader's Circle) - Kindle edition by Tyler, Anne. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Patchwork Planet (Ballantine Reader's Circle).4/5().

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Kind-hearted Barnaby Gaitlin is the first-person narrator of A Patchwork Planet. It is the start of a new year, and Barnaby has just celebrated his thirtieth birthday alone in his rented basement apartment.

Tyler's appealing warmth and flair for eccentric comedy are abundantly displayed in her Patchwork Planet book 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 job (which he loves.

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"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 : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

"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 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. A PATCHWORK PLANET By Anne Tyler. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $ omething is wrong with Barnaby Gaitlin, the year-old hero of Anne Tyler's 14th novel, ''A Patchwork Planet.'' Estranged from his parents, this underachiever is also divorced and only peripherally involved with his daughter, Opal, a child he has never found particularly.

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, he. Read free book excerpt from A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler, page 1 of 3.

A patchwork planet. 1st Fawcett ed. New York: Ballantine. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide) Tyler, Anne. A Patchwork Planet. New York: Ballantine. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Tyler, Anne, A Patchwork Planet.

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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.

"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.

A Patchwork Planet Anne Tyler Knopf In her fourteenth novel, Anne Tyler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order.

Get this from a library. 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. He works for. 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.

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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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). About This Book "Set A Patchwork Planet on top of your reading list and visit it as fast as you ully written intensely satisfying."--Austin, TX Chronicle "A Patchwork Planet makes the tender promise that you need not pay all your life for the mistakes you make when you are young.

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Anne Tyler: A Patchwork Planet, Ladder of Years, Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler/5(45).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 humor.My Patchwork Planet page offers you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of how my mind works, flicking endlessly between daydreams and realities: the photojournals and cycle tours are drawn from other pages on the website, and the written pieces are unpublished snippets that should be fun to dip into.