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Ladder of Years


On a beach holiday,forty-year-old Cordelia Grinstead, dressed only in swimsuit and beachrobe, walks away from her family and just keeps on walking... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

by christopher on Sep 9, 2013

Cordelia Grinstead is a wife and mother to three children. Her husband Sam, a doctor, recently suffered a heart attack, (though Delia, as she is commonly known, refers to it as chest pains). At or about the same time her father died after Delia had cared for him for some time in her own home. Her ... More

by RatherBeReading on Aug 13, 2009

How many wives and mothers want to just "walk away" from their overwhelming and unfulfilling lives like Delia Grinstead did, but don't?. What Anne Tyler depicted in Delia was a woman confused about her own identitiy and desperately needing to "find" herself. I couldn't wait to find out what adventures ... More


Interesting and enjoyable read

by akapulko2020 on May 23, 2007

Although I'm far from the heroine's age ,I found myself sympathizing with some of her issues ,and definitely seeing things from a new perspective. The book is very believable and realistic ,which is a huge plus in my view - all the magic that inside is entirely possible and every-day type of magic.. ... More

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