A patchwork planet: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
In this, her fourteenth novel--and one of her most endearing--Anne Tyler tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order. Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the big loot he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was just that he liked to read other people's mail, pore over their family photo albums, and appropriate a few of their precious mementos. But for eleven years now, he's been working steadily for Rent-a-Back, renting his back to old folks and shut-ins who can't move their own porch furniture or bring the Christmas tree down from the attic. At last, his life seems to be on an even keel. Still, the Gaitlins (of "old" Baltimore) cannot forget the price they paid for buying off Barnaby's former victims. And his ex-wife would just as soon he didn't show up ever to visit their little girl, Opal. Even the nice, steady woman (his guardian angel?) who seems to have designs on him doesn't fully trust him, it develops, when the chips are down, and it looks as though his world may fall apart again. There is no one like Anne Tyler, with her sharp, funny, tender perceptions about how human beings navigate on a puzzling planet, and she keeps us enthralled from start to finish in this delicious new novel.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
037540256
9780449003985
9780965058827
9780307569912
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID19da4fe7-4e91-15fa-1ce8-a937f5cbf35c
Grouping Titlepatchwork planet
Grouping Authortyler anne
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-23 04:10:46AM
Last Indexed2019-10-23 04:18:08AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorAnne Tyler
author_displayAnne Tyler
available_at_aacplBrooklyn Park Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_aacplADULT
detailed_location_aacplBrooklyn Park Library - Adult Fiction
Online OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionIn this, her fourteenth novel—and one of her most endearing—Anne Tyler tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order.
Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the big loot he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was just that he liked to read other people's mail, pore over their family photo albums, and appropriate a few of their precious mementos.
But for eleven years now, he's been working steadily for Rent-a-Back, renting his back to old folks and shut-ins who can't move their own porch furniture or bring the Christmas tree down from the attic. At last, his life seems to be on an even keel.
Still, the Gaitlins (of "old" Baltimore) cannot forget the price they paid for buying off Barnaby's former victims. And his ex-wife would just as soon he didn't show up ever to visit their little girl, Opal. Even the nice, steady woman (his guardian angel?) who seems to have designs on him doesn't fully trust him, it develops, when the chips are down, and it looks as though his world may fall apart again.
There is no one like Anne Tyler, with her sharp, funny, tender perceptions about how human beings navigate on a puzzling planet, and she keeps us enthralled from start to finish in this delicious new novel.
format_aacplBook
eBook
format_category_aacplBooks
eBook
id19da4fe7-4e91-15fa-1ce8-a937f5cbf35c
isbn037540256
9780307569912
9780449003985
9780965058827
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a13085631997065859266Brooklyn Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (T)1falsefalseOn ShelfAug 24, 2019BPK
overdrive:05685523-fa3c-4ddf-9bac-b7c2cd71583f1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:05685523-fa3c-4ddf-9bac-b7c2cd71583f-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_aacplAdult General Fiction
last_indexed2019-10-23T08:18:08.104Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacplFICTION (T)
Online OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplBrooklyn Park Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn037540256
publishDate1998
2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a130856BookBooks1st trade ed.EnglishAlfred A. Knopf, 1998.287 p. : 22 cm.
overdrive:05685523-fa3c-4ddf-9bac-b7c2cd71583feBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2010
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a13085631997065859266On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:05685523-fa3c-4ddf-9bac-b7c2cd71583f1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:05685523-fa3c-4ddf-9bac-b7c2cd71583f-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
title_displayA patchwork planet : a novel
title_fullA Patchwork Planet
A patchwork planet : a novel / Anne Tyler
title_shortA patchwork planet
title_suba novel
topic_facetFiction
Literature
Romance