A Slipping Down Life

A Slipping Down Life

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Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to him. She manages to meet him, bursting out of her lonely shell—and into the attentive gaze of the intangible man who becomes all too real.

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ISBN-13: 9781978645110
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

The beloved writer Anne Tyler is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel Breathing Lessons. Over her long career, distinguished by her singular gift for peeling back the layers of family life, she has produced over 20 novels, as well as short stories and criticism. Many of her books are set in her native Baltimore. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her 2015 novel A Spool of Blue Thread was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize.


Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1941

Place of Birth:

Minneapolis, Minnesota


B.A., Duke University, 1961

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Slipping-Down Life 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne Tylers 'A slipping Down Life' was one of the most interesting novels I have ever read, because not only does it deal with love and regrets, but it also focuses on the struggles that we sometimes must face in our lives. I recommend this book to anyone who loves trial and tribulation, this novel deffinetely leaves you with a sense of questioning and curiosity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think deep down we have all been in the shoes of Evie Decker at one point or another. In teenage akwardness, nobody is perfect. A Slipping Down Life reminds us that learning to stand up for yourself is one of the most difficult things to do, yet once the lesson is learned we begin to see things differently...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Anne Tyler's books and have enjoyed all of them except this one. Anne is not at 'the top of her game' in writing this novel. The characters have very little depth and words seem to repeat themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is interesting although it doesn't really make much sense. Evie and Casey get married which is something a reader would not expect since casey hates Evie. There is no evidence presented to support the fact why Casey decides to get married with Evie all of a sudden. So, it is good enough to pass time I would say. It could have been much better than it is now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tyler's characters were so pathetic!!! I did not like this book at all. This is an outragis tale of a teenage life. Evie is a fat outcast. She becomes interested in a local rock singer (Drum) and carves his name in her forehead, for attention. They don't like eachother much, but end up married. They don't have a very good life. The storie never picks up and Evie ends up all alone with a baby on the way. The worst novel I've ever read, I hope her other novels are better than this.
Aimee_Leon More than 1 year ago
I so can't believe that I would have thought that this novel would be interesting. This is the first book of Anne Tyler that I've read. The writing was not bad, but it did not captivate me whatsoever. I enjoyed the movie alot and thought that the novel would be even cool. Sofar this is the worst book I've read in this year.