Clock Dance (The Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Clock Dance (The Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

by Anne Tyler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525655527
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,873
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

ANNE TYLER is the author of more than twenty novels. Her eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.


Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1941

Place of Birth:

Minneapolis, Minnesota


B.A., Duke University, 1961

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Clock Dance 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again making her characters so loveably, it’s hard to set down the Nook.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Starts off slow, half way through you really start to enjoy the characters and their connection to one another
Anonymous 11 months ago
I enjoyed the book, but it felt like it just stopped. Kind of disappointed....
Anonymous 10 months ago
I liked the way Tyler gave brief glimpses into the main characters' psyche with the snippets of story at different points in time. Gave 4 instead of 5 stars because I was left feeling unfulfilled from the story of the sister Elaine and why the two sons were so distant.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I have read many of Anne Tyler's books and usually am thoroughly pleased. This one underwhelmed, I am sorry to report, as I was looking forward to reading it.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Looking for a better piece from this author
Anonymous 11 months ago
This falls into the eh it was okay. I wish the storyline were longer. Would also like to have seen Willa developed more. It seemed like toward the end she was finally breaking out of the mold she set herself in. I wouod love to see if she broke thr mold or just settled right back in. And will she keep in touch with Cheryl and Denise?
Anonymous 11 months ago
I was disappointed with the lack of draw, wit, humor or reader engagement. I expected more from this author.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I was kind of disappointed with this book, it seemed to drag on and I was looking forward to a better ending.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The characters were interesting and real. Although at first the story and characters seem overly simple they developed more depth as the book went along Didn’t want it to end.
Anonymous 12 months ago
But as usual...melancholy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katie__B More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first 100 pages or so as the story moved from Willa as a child, later attending college, and then as a wife and mother. The story however lost me when the action moved to Baltimore with Willa flying there to take care of a little girl as her mother is in the hospital. I found most of the characters in the second half of the book annoying and because of that I couldn't really go with the whole story line from that point forward. I liked Willa as a character and enjoyed seeing how her life progressed through the years but those Baltimore characters ruined the story for me. I know I'm in the minority with my opinion as others seemed to really connect with this book which is great. Personally, I didn't care for it other than the first part of the book. Thank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy! I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion.
Anonymous 25 days ago
This book jumps from one period in the main character’s life to another. No hint of what happened in between. Almost like there isn’t much of a theme. Then at the end you are left just as confused as through out the book
Anonymous 4 months ago
One of the most disappointing reads ever. I felt the story went nowhere and I agree with the reviewer who felt the story just ended. At the point where I thought she had it all lined up to really get into a story ... it ended.
Anonymous 6 months ago
As another reviewer said the story begins slow but picks up. I couldn't put it down once the characters began to develop and became interesting. This is an excellent book club book. So much to discuss from controlling husbands, obnoxious children and how society treat older women. There are so many great characters in the book that you can't decide who is your favorite .
Anonymous 7 months ago
Very unsatisfying ending.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Anne Tyler at her best. For readers who found the story dull or unfinished , sorry to say that you just didn't get it! I did get it and I loved it !
Anonymous 7 months ago
This was an interesting book. I really did like her different characters. However, it ended in a way that I felt there was a chapter left out.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Read like a diary typical people typical stuff happens in their lives. No depth no plot no development of story line. Disappointed.
Susan Holland 9 months ago
As much as I wanted to like this book, I just couldn't find it that interesting.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Highly recommend this truly satisfying, funny entertaining book!
Anonymous 9 months ago
I never understood the purpose of this book . So slow
Anonymous 10 months ago
I just want to say Ahhhh, and smile. Ms Tyler is a treasure. The only thing wrong' is the book ends eventually....
Anonymous 11 months ago
As I view life at each stage of life, I do my Clock Dance. Being exposed to different circumstances, places, people I realize I change just like the seasons. Life is a journey & it depends how richly you partake of its treasures, lessons, memories & changes. Forever engaged in Time’s movement.