For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and dysfunction.
A dying 80-year-old man decides he’s going to do his best to stay in control of his last remaining days. First-time novelist Peter Pouncey joins Diane to talk about the inspiration for his story and its exploration of love, loss, memory and war.
- Peter Pouncey president emeritus of Amherst College, classics scholar and former dean at Columbia University
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