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
Branch Call Number: F Tyl


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Aug 27, 2012

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

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.

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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