The Amateur Marriage (book)

Plot Summary

Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler delivers another breathtaking tale with The Amateur Marriage, her latest hardback novel. Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple - young, good-looking, made for each other... but in time their foolish quarrels take their toll until they seem to be tearing each other apart. From the heat of World War II to the miniskirts of the 1960s, Anne Tyler captures perfectly the evocative nuances of everyday life with telling precision and sly humour as she turns marriage inside out, to show us how attitudes trickle down the generations and marriage moulds its partners, for better or for worse. [1]