I read this book back in 2006, and discovered I’d journaled on it. This is a very short “review,” but thought I’d include it here on my blog.
Anne Tyler has her finger on the pulse of humanity. She creates unforgettable characters who live on long after her novels are finished. Back When We Were Grownups is no exception. Tyler reveals her characters flaws and strengths with biting humor and raw emotion. Rebecca, widowed at a young age, is the heart and soul of her extended family – the Daviches. One day she begins to question who she has become and how her life might have unfolded had she chosen a different path in life. Her journey to “the fork in the road” and back will make you laugh and cry at the same time. A wonderful book.