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About the Book

Clock Dance

A delightful novel of one woman's transformative journey, from the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer.

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she's never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. This impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory --- surrounded by eccentric neighbors who treat each other like family, she finds solace and fulfillment in unexpected places.

A bewitching novel of hope, self-discovery and second chances, CLOCK DANCE gives us Anne Tyler at the height of her powers.

Audiobook available, read by Kimberly Farr

Clock Dance
by Anne Tyler

  • Publication Date: July 10, 2018
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN-10: 0525521224
  • ISBN-13: 9780525521228