Back When We Were Grownups Summary
Anne Tyler

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Back When We Were Grownups Summary

This novel tells the story of middle-aged Rebecca, suddenly discontented with her life after several years of managing a large, dysfunctional family and its business operations. As she attempts to build a new present on the foundations of an abandoned past, Rebecca discovers the value of the present moment and begins to enjoy and celebrate it.

The narrative begins with a description of a family picnic, organized by Rebecca (despite the resentment of...

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