At first glance, the new novel by Anne Tyler, French Braid, breaks all the rules of exemplary fiction.
“Tense and dramatic . . . amusing and uplifting. This is a superb, timeless book.”
“Ms. Tyler’s plainspoken prose, rich character development and keen eye for the essential goodness of human beings continue to serve her, and us, well. Even the sound of a doorbell . . .
Is Anne Tyler feeling her age? Arriving at her late sixties after four decades of writing exquisitely observed novels about the challenges and triumphs of middle class families, Ms.