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By Anne Tyler

ISBN-10: 1101874287

ISBN-13: 9781101874288

"It was once a gorgeous, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . ." this is often how Abby Whitshank regularly starts the tale of the way she fell in love with pink that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are a type of households that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable type of specialness. yet also they are like several households, in that the tales they inform themselves display simply a part of the image. Abby and pink and their 4 grown young ones have accrued not just delicate moments, laughter, and celebrations, but additionally jealousies, disappointments, and thoroughly guarded secrets and techniques. From Red's parents, newly arrived in Baltimore within the Twenties, to Abby and Red's grandchildren wearing the relations legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, listed here are 4 generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and round the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore residence that has continually been their anchor.

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I am a student. ” “Nagi. ” “Donna. ” She cried enthusiastically, “Egypt? I love Egypt. I dream of going 42 Alaa Al Aswany one day to the Pyramids, riding a camel, and seeing the crocodiles in the Nile. Listen, Nagi, do you look like Anwar Sadat? ” “Actually I do; so much so that many people think I am his son. ” “Just a guess. ” “I am studying at the University of Illinois. Listen, I’ll invite you next winter to spend your vacation in Egypt. ” “I promise you. ” She was silent for a moment then said in a soft voice, “I’ll help you out, Nagi.

We will have time to take a tour of Chicago later on. ” “I’ll try. ” 40 Alaa Al Aswany “It’s impossible to get lost in Chicago because it is organized on regular north-south and east-west lines. ” We took a tour of the university shopping center, and he helped me buy groceries. ” “Of course not, but a Palestinian immigrant produces them here in Chicago. ” When he laughs his face looks quite friendly and affectionate. We arrived at the student dormitory. It’s a big building surrounded by a large garden.

The Egyptians have awakened and started demanding their rights. ” “I mean that half the Egyptians are illiterate. ” “Egypt has the oldest parliament in the East. Besides, illiteracy does not impede the practice of democracy, as witnessed by the success of democracy in India despite the high illiteracy rate. One doesn’t need a university diploma to realize that the ruler is oppressive and corrupt. ” For the second time I felt that he was upset with what I said. He turned once again onto a highway and said, “You must be quite tired.

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