About the Book

Ladder of Years

by Anne Tyler

BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life. . . .

Ladder of Years
by Anne Tyler

  • Publication Date: March 30, 1997
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Ivy Books
  • ISBN-10: 0804113475
  • ISBN-13: 9780804113472