The Amateur Marriage

The Amateur Marriage

Book - 2004
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When Pauline walked into his mother's store in the Polish neighborhood of Baltimore, Michael felt she was the one. Both young and good-looking -- with the uncertainty and fervor of World War II only adding to their passion -- Pauline and Michael seemed to be made for each other. Hastily married, the two soon after discovered just how mismatched they really are. Pauline's impulsive and impractical hit-or-miss approach to life is nothing like Michael's cautious and judgmental plodding -- this, among other differences, causing them years of disagreement and painful arguing. When, years later, their 17-year-old daughter disappears, the estranged couple is left with no choice but to rescue their grandson Pagan from Haight Ashbury and raise him themselves.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Random House (distr.), c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400042074
1400042070
Branch Call Number: F TYL
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 24 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

A gifted writer's view of a rushed wartime marriage, the struggles of one couple, the challenges of parenting, and the perplexities of coping with the head-spinning social and cultural changes of the past 60 years. Tyler's delicate, nonjudgmental presentation of the Anton family is typical of her style. No one is innocent of wrongdoing or insensitivity, but no one is evil or intent on harm.

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lindaamelia
Mar 16, 2012

I haven't read this yet but would like to

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