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21 Jul 12 at 6 pm

Book rec: Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler

Liam Pennywell is a man of unexceptional talents, plain demeanor, modest means and curtailed ambition. At age 60, he’s been fired from his teaching job at a second-rate private boys’ school in Baltimore, a job below his academic training and original expectations. An unsentimental survivor of two failed marriages and the emotionally detached father of three grown daughters, Liam is jolted into alarm after he’s attacked in his apartment and loses all memory of the experience. His search to recover those lost hours leads him into an uneasy exploration of his disappointing life and into an unlikely new relationship with Eunice, a socially inept walking fashion disaster who is half his age. She is also spontaneous and enthusiastic, and Liam longs to cast off his inertia and embrace the joyous recklessness that he feels in her company.

Book rec: Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler

Liam Pennywell is a man of unexceptional talents, plain demeanor, modest  means and curtailed ambition. At age 60, he’s been fired from his  teaching job at a second-rate private boys’ school in Baltimore, a job  below his academic training and original expectations. An unsentimental survivor of two failed marriages and the emotionally  detached father of three grown daughters, Liam is jolted into alarm  after he’s attacked in his apartment and loses all memory of the  experience. His search to recover those lost hours leads him into an  uneasy exploration of his disappointing life and into an unlikely new  relationship with Eunice, a socially inept walking fashion disaster who  is half his age. She is also spontaneous and enthusiastic, and Liam  longs to cast off his inertia and embrace the joyous recklessness that  he feels in her company.
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21 Jul 12 at 12 pm

I was very worried about it because I thought, oh, people are going to say mean things because my wife’s younger than me. And they did, some people did say mean things. Then I thought, wait, I didn’t let the church tell me how to live, I didn’t let my parents tell me how to live, my school, the society I grew up in — but I was gonna let fucking pop culture tell me how to live?

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21 Jul 12 at 12 pm

Asked by Anonymous

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04 Dec 11 at 2 pm

Enid and Seymour in Ghost World

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tags: film  ghost world  omyw  20 plus 
Enid and Seymour in Ghost World
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03 Dec 11 at 10 pm

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tags: film  the graduate  owym  15 plus 
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01 Dec 11 at 6 pm

Jane Eyre, 18 and Mr. Rochester, late 30s in Jane Eyre

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tags: film  book  jane eyre  omyw  20 plus 
Jane Eyre, 18 and Mr. Rochester, late 30s in Jane Eyre
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