Searching for Caleb

Searching for Caleb

Book - 1976
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"Magic and true, dazzling and wise...It has an astounding confidence, depth and range...A wonderful, wonderful novel."-- The Boston Globe

Through the syncopated rhythms of the ragtime era to the thumping, rocking beats of the 1970s, generations of Pecks have maintained a determined steadiness. Adamantly middle class--Peck-proud, as the family slogan goes--they are quick to sweep under the rug those members who do not live up to their standards. Maybe that's why Caleb Peck took off with his violincello as a boy? Sixty years later, his brother Daniel is still wondering. No longer willing to live without answers, he turns to his daughter-in-law, Justine, another Peck family eccentric. A studied tarot card reader, Justine comes across one message over and over in the cards: change is coming. With Daniel's help, she's hoping to find the courage to embrace whatever happens next.

An unlikely pair struggling against a stifling family, Daniel and Justine believe they'll find freedom in just the right mix of magic, music, and mystery.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1976, c1975
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780449911747
9780394498485
0394498488
Branch Call Number: F Tyl

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B00kL0ver
Aug 27, 2012

Long, drawn out book, not one of her better ones.

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mswendybe
Jul 04, 2012

Engaging saga of the Peck family. No matter what family dynamic you grew up with, you'll recognize something in the Peck family.

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Travel
Jun 02, 2012

Having enjoyed "Digging to China", I was disappointed in this book. The characters are quirky, but didn't pull me in. Bored, I finally gave up on it.

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