Back When We Were Grownups Paperback
by Anne Tyler
One morning, Rebecca wakes up and realises she has turned into the wrong person.
Is she really this joyous and outgoing organiser of parties, the put-upon heart of her dead husband's extended family?
What happened to her quiet and serious nineteen-year-old self, and what would have happened if she'd married her college sweetheart?
Can someone ever recover the person they've left behind?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/07/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099422549
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Review by whirled
Perhaps you need to be middle-aged to really get the full impact of <i>Back When We Were Grownups</i>. I did feel somewhat sympathetic towards the protagonist, Rebecca Davitch, who begins to question the years she has spent as a defacto matriarch, carer and general dogsbody for her long-dead husband's family. But compared to Tyler's other families, the Davitchs seemed a bit sketchy and dull.