Searching for Caleb
by Anne Tyler

Possibly her best novel. It has the most suspense, the best plot, and the most humor. The only competition for a better title is The Accidental Tourist, which is the only one of her novels that might be as good as this one.

It is enjoyable to read all the way through and has an ending that does not disappoint and that gives the title a second meaning.

The main characters rebel against the irrational stuffy rut in which the rest of their respectable, extended family lives. Instead Justine and her husband Duncan elect to live in equally irrational, but unstuffy vagabondage like their great uncle Caleb.

Year Read: 1999

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