Clock Dance

Clock Dance Review

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others.

So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the-moment decision to look after this woman – and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog – will lead Willa into uncharted territory. Surrounded by new and surprising neighbours, she is plunged into the rituals that make a community and takes pleasure in the most unexpected things.

A bittersweet novel of hope and regret, fulfillment and renewal, Clock Dance brings us the everyday life of a woman who decides it’s never too late to change direction, and choose your own path.

Title:Clock Dance
Edition Language:English

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  • Diane S ?

    3.5 I've read this author for years, her stories won't shake up the world nor cause any great seismic shifts in the Universe. Yet, they are so much about life, people that she treats so ternderly, wit...

  • Angela M

    This is the Anne Tyler that I have enjoyed for so many years . I was drawn to a seemingly ordinary character I couldn’t help but root for, couldn’t help but want something more for than she has be...

  • Larry H

    I'm around 3.5 stars.Willa has always let life happen to her.As a child in the late 1960s, her family lives at the mercy of her tempestuous mother, whose mood swings and disappearances leave everyone ...

  • Esil

    Anne Tyler “gets” people. Her stories are deceptively simple, but the strength of her writing is in the nuanced interactions between her characters. Clock Dance wasn’t my favourite Anne Tyler, b...

  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)

    3 Stars!This was my first Anne Tyler book and I picked it up because it is the Barnes and noble book club quarterly pick!The book opens when Willa is a young girl. We spend the next 100 or so pages go...

  • Glenn Sumi

    It’s been over a week since I finished Anne Tyler’s latest novel, Clock Dance, and I have to admit: I’m suffering from withdrawal. I miss her characters. Tyler has the ability to create people o...

  • Bkwmlee

    This is my first time reading Anne Tyler and it certainly won’t be my last! I like this author’s style – the way she is able to take everyday, mundane events and turn them into an interesting st...

  • Katie B

    I really enjoyed the first 100 pages or so as the story moved from Willa as a child, later attending college, and then as a wife and mother. The story however lost me when the action moved to Baltimor...

  • Zoeytron

    This was close to classic Anne Tyler for me.  She has such a feel for family dynamics, their foibles and shortcomings, their strengths and disappointments.  I liked Willa, we all know someone like h...

  • Mary Lins

    Full disclosure: I’d call myself Anne Tyler’s “Number One Fan” if that line wasn’t so creepy (thanks a lot, Stephen King). So it’s no surprise that I adored “Clock Dance” and want ever...