One of Anne Tyler's best stories. It features a free-spirited girl who
becomes a handyman for a widow living in a big house in Baltimore who is
the mother of six dysfunctional children who have all grown and left the
house, but who she dominates anyway through her emotionalism and manipulation.
The narrator would have to be God or someone similar who is omniscient.
Year Read: 1999
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