Searching For Caleb

Searching For Caleb

Discover Pulitzer Prize-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Anne Tyler's deeply personal American historical epic.

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446419038

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Discover Pulitzer Prize-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Anne Tyler's deeply personal American historical epic. Duncan Peck is a restless man, always on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the brother who walked out of his life in 1912 never to be seen again. All three are taking journeys that lead back to the family's deepest roots, to a place where rebellion and acceptance have the haunting power to merge into one... **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** 'One of my favourite authors' Liane Moriarty 'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan 'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve 'A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks
Categories: Fiction

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler

6 Searching For Caleb ( 1976 ) " I can't shake off a sort of mist of irony that hangs over whatever I see . " Anne Tyler , " Still Just Writing " Searching for Caleb was Anne Tyler's sixth novel and was more ambitious in scope than ...

Author: Paul Bail

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313302499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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An insightful study of the novels of Anne Tyler, ideal for students and readers of the novelist.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler

a Searching for Caleb proved slightly more successful commercially than Celestial Navigation , although at this point in her career , sales for Tyler's novels seemed fated to hover around 10,000 . Caleb held true to that pattern ...

Author: Robert W. Croft

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313289522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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This first biography of novelist Anne Tyler includes a discussion of her early childhood, high school and college years, adulthood, marriage, and motherhood. It incorporates source materials from the Anne Tyler Papers at Duke University and letters from Tyler to the author. The volume lists all of Tyler's novels, short stories, articles, and book reviews and provides an annotated bibliography of books, articles, dissertations, and theses on her fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Moving on

Moving on

When their daughter , Meg Peck , leaves home in Searching for Caleb to marry a quiet minister , saying , “ I don't want new experiences , I want a normal happy life , ” she finds herself , instead , “ liv [ ing ] among crazy people !

Author: Susan S. Kissel

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879727128

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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A background synthesis freshly discussing the work of Chopin, McCullers, O'Connor, Mitchell, and Welty leads to extended treatment of the novels of Shirley Ann Grau, whose protagonists, "keepers of the house," remain their fathers' daughters; of Anne Tyler, whose characters are "fatherless" and "homeless at home"; and Gail Godwin, whose daughter-heroines learn the necessity of autonomy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Family Plots

Family Plots

This position, demonstrated through comical rhetorical conflicts and narrative inversions that deny the Oedipal family's claims to centrality and consensus, is maintained in Searching for Caleb. The novel suggests that only by actively ...

Author: Dana Heller

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512816808

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Family Plots traces the fault lines of the Freudian family romance and holds that the "family plot" is very much alive in post-World War II American culture. It cuts across all genres, insinuating, criticizing, reinforcing, and reinventing itself in all forms of cultural production and consumption. The family romance is everywhere because the family itself is nowhere.
Categories: Social Science

The Accidental Tourist

The Accidental Tourist

Also available from Vintage ANNE TYLER Searching for Caleb 'Family sagas have such an endless appeal that whenever one meets a really good one, like Anne Tyler's Searching for Caleb, one wonders why anyone bothers to write a different ...

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446426807

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Discover a beautiful story of what it is to be human from Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestselling Anne Tyler How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone. **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** 'One of my favourite authors ' Liane Moriarty 'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan 'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve 'A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks 'The Accidental Tourist has to be my favourite' Jacqueline Wilson
Categories: Fiction

Friendship and Sympathy Communities of Southern Women Writers

Friendship and Sympathy  Communities of Southern Women Writers

Novel number six , Searching for Caleb ( 1976 ) , like Jeremy's final towering sculptures , is Tyler's largest family and longest time coverage— five generations of Pecks who look alike but aren't . Their 1912 runaway , Caleb , was ...

Author: Rosemary M. Magee

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617033979

Category: American literature

Page: 326

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Categories: American literature

A Slipping Down Life

A Slipping Down Life

Also available in Vintage Anne Tyler SEARCHING FOR CALEB 'Family sagas have such an endless appeal that when< ever one meets a really good one, like Anne Tyler's Searching for Caleb, one wonders why anyone bothers to write a different ...

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446426654

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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'Wickedly good' John Updike In a small Southern town, shy teenager Evie Decker becomes obsessed with local rock singer Bertram 'Drumstrings' Casey, and decides to take her life into her own hands. When she manages to meet him, she bursts out of her lonely shell and their two lives become unforgettably entwined. **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** 'One of my favourite authors' Liane Moriarty 'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan 'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve 'A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks
Categories: Fiction

Signs

Signs

“What can I do for you, Caleb? ... In his hospital room, Eliza noticed that Caleb's pupils, which had begun to appear uneven, had suddenly evened out. ... I was searching for Caleb in all this blackness, and I just couldn't find him.

Author: Laura Lynne Jackson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349424200

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 394

A modern guide to connecting with the other side, Signs is full of stories of hope. It teaches us how to recognise and interpret the life-changing messages from loved ones and spirit guides, by a renowned psychic medium. Laura Lynne Jackson is a psychic medium and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Light Between Us. She possesses an incredible gift: the ability to communicate with loved ones who have passed, convey messages of love and healing, and impart a greater understanding of our interconnectedness. Though her abilities are exceptional, they are not unique, and that is the message at the core of this book. Understanding 'the secret language of the universe' is a gift available to all. As we learn to ask for and recognise signs from the other side, we will start to find meaning where before there was only confusion, and see light in the darkness. We may decide to change paths, push toward love, pursue joy, and engage with life in a whole new way. In Signs, Jackson is able to bring the mystical into the everyday. She relates stories of people who have experienced uncanny revelations and instances of unexplained synchronicity, as well as others drawn from her own experience. There's the lost child who appears to her mother as a deer that approaches her unhesitatingly at a highway rest stop; the name written on a dollar bill that lets a terrified wife know that her husband will be okay; the Elvis Presley song that arrives at the exact moment of Jackson's own father's passing; and many others. This is a book that is inspiring and practical, deeply comforting and wonderfully motivational, in asking us to see beyond ourselves to a more magnificent universal design.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Son of Texas

Son of Texas

Caleb stood to greet his father. Andrew hurried in, his eyes searching for Caleb. He grabbed him in a fierce grip. “Caleb, my son, you're home. We were so worried.” Caleb looked into this man's eyes and all he saw was love, ...

Author: Linda Warren

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426881975

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Caleb McCain, Texas Ranger, will always be a son of Texas — loyal to the badge, always working above and beyond the call of duty. Which means taking care of Belle Doe, a woman rescued from a horrible fate and left without any memories. But Belle is starting to remember. As Belle disappears, Josie Marie Beckett emerges, and Caleb knows he must back away to allow Josie to complete her healing. As they get closer to finding the person who tried to kill her, she recalls more of her past — including her fiancé. Loyalty to his job means he must let her go. Loyalty to his heart means he wants to keep her close....
Categories: Fiction

Ladder of Years

Ladder of Years

This writer is not merely good, she is wickedly good' John Updike SEARCHING FOR CALEB Ranging from the ragtime era to small-town America in the seventies, Searching for Caleb is a moving quest for a family's deepest roots-and a haunting ...

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407016054

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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One warm summer's day at the beach, forty-year-old Cordelia Grinstead, dressed only in a swimsuit and beach robe, walks away from her family and just keeps on going. After hitching a ride with a stranger to a new town where she knows no one, she reinvents herself as a single woman with no ties and begins living a new life altogether. But how long can she keep this up before her real life finds her? **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** 'One of my favourite authors' Liane Moriarty 'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan 'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve 'A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks
Categories: Fiction

The Temporal Horizon

The Temporal Horizon

The temporal horizon is used in this dissertation as a key to interpreting the temporal awareness of Tyler's characters and their behaviour in adapting to change.

Author: Karin Linton

Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034191945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

View: 833

This dissertation studies the theme of time in Anne Tyler's fiction and centres specifically on how Jeremy Pauling in Celestial Navigation, Justine Peck in Searching for Caleb, Cody Tull in Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, and Macon Leary in The Accidental Tourist respond to the losses brought about by the passage of time. The introduction establishes similarities between Tyler's emphasis on change, the passage of time, and reactions to change, and Paul Fraisse's focus on temporally organized behaviour. the three interrelated perspectives of the past, the present, and the future. The temporal horizon is used in this dissertation as a key to interpreting the temporal awareness of Tyler's characters and their behaviour in adapting to change. It is often memories of crises, such as unexpected death or desertion, which predominate the protagonist's temporal outlook at the expense of the present and the future. protagonists is to free themselves from the past and discover a greater significance in the present and the future. With the exception of Jeremy Pauling, they finally succeed in altering the hold of the past, and as a consequence of this shift of vision a better balance between their three temporal perspectives is achieved. dissertation, indicates that the majority of her protagonists in the end reach a moment of buoyancy when, at least temporarily in control of time, they apparently trust in the possibility of altering their situations. Because of this anticipation they also modify their behaviour and take steps to give their futures a new direction. While it may be an open question where the passage of time may lead them, the thesis indicates that in many of Anne Tyler's novels the endings seem suggestive of affirmative change.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues

Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues

She noticed his outstretched arm, bandaged from where Downtown Bobby Brown had knifed Caleb when he tried to rescue the transcripts. “Did he ruin your tattoo, 'Never quit searching for—” Caleb finished the statement, ...

Author: R.P. Clair

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462093089

Category: Education

Page: 373

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Professor Delta Quinn teams with investigative reporter Caleb Barthes to unravel the mystery of the zombie seed, the genetically-modified follow-up to the “terminator seed.” This fact-based fiction is an academic novel that relies on fast-paced action as well as theoretical insights. Using the cultural icon of the zombie to address work alienation and contemporary apathy is perfect for the purposes of having the reader examine corporate greed in a global world. The cast of characters brings this global aspect to life. In the backdrop of the novel, a history of the zombie unfolds—a history of the violence that Haiti and African diaspora have suffered. Yet, it is Delta’s research into narratives of partner abuse that lead her to grapple with her own tragic past and take brave steps toward ending the abuse of others. This social justice book is based on award-winning research in rhetorical ethnography and is being assigned for courses in rhetoric, ethnography, narrative, organizational communication, and diversity, but would fit with others (e.g., ethics, interpersonal, public relations, journalism, sociology, philosophy) where examining the individual’s role in the life-world is not only promoted but expected. If the novel doesn’t do it, then the facts found at the end of the book should “wake up” any remaining zombies. Robin Patric Clair is a Full Professor, Diversity Fellow and a Fellow to the Center of Creative Endeavors at Purdue University. She has won research awards in rhetoric, narrative, ethnography and organizational communication, including two ‘Outstanding Book of the Year’ awards, two ‘Best Research Article of the Year’ awards, the ‘Golden Anniversary Award’ and multiple ‘Top Paper’ Awards for her research.
Categories: Education

Resistance 1000 Revolution 6

Resistance  1000 Revolution   6

Caleb's brother's eyes were downcast. ... I raced through those nodes, searching mention of Caleb Shepperd ... Instead of searching for Caleb directly, I switched the target to “Jet” and “Skinners,” finding fewer hits to scan, ...

Author: Pippa DaCosta

Publisher: Pippa DaCosta

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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"This shit is why you always kill the bad guy." Wanted dead or alive by the law and every criminal this side of the jump gates, there's only one place Caleb and his crew can hide: Jotunheim. All the crap in the Nine systems washes up there. With their rustbucket tugship Starkiller about to cough its last space-mile and credits scarce, raiding a few scrappers rigs is a last resort. Scrappers are hard bastards, but then so is Caleb. Stealing from the bad guys should be easy, if Caleb's crew can get their shit together. The pressure is on. Trust is a joke. And then there's One. New and improved but just like her old self? Or not... One says there's a revolution brewing, and she'd know. Synthetics move among us, their strings pulled by a mad man. The Nine Systems teeters on the edge of a war it can't see coming, and Caleb's crew might be all that stands in its way. Sometimes it takes bad guys to kill bad guys, and if Caleb's crew have learned anything together, it's how to be bad. *** The sexy, science-fiction series continues in Resistance!
Categories: Fiction

Whirlwind

Whirlwind

As Kate lamented not being at the stadium to talk to Jenna, she reflected on images from the story that she'd never forget: meeting Jenna searching for Caleb at the leveled flea market, finding Caleb's romper in the shelter, ...

Author: Rick Mofina

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460328576

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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An anguished mother loses her baby in a deadly storm… A kind stranger helps Jenna Cooper protect her baby boy when a killer tornado rips through a Dallas flea market. But in the aftermath, Jenna can't find her son or the woman who'd been holding him. A journalist under pressure breaks the story… Upon discovering the tragedy, reporter and single mom Kate Page, battling for her career and trying to hold her life together, vows to determine what happened to tiny Caleb Cooper. A vortex of life-and-death forces As the FBI launches an investigation amid the devastation, Kate uncovers troubling clues to the trail of the woman last seen with the baby—clues that reveal a plot more sinister than anybody had imagined. Against mounting odds, Kate risks everything in the race to find the truth…before it's too late.
Categories: Fiction

The South Carolina Review

The South Carolina Review

STRINGTAIL MAN " : MUSIC AS MOTIF IN SEARCHING FOR CALEB Marianne D. Currie One of the most interesting aspects of Anne Tyler's 1975 novel , Searching for Caleb , is the extent to which music , as a motif , pervades the text .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105017463444

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Critical Survey of Long Fiction Jesse Stuart mile Zola

Critical Survey of Long Fiction  Jesse Stuart   mile Zola

a Sullivan commented in 1977 when reviewing Searching for Caleb for the Sewanee Review , Tyler " retained " in her work “ a kind of innocence sense of wonder at all the crazy things in the world and an abiding affection for her own ...

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ISBN: UOM:49015002922533

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Categories: Fiction