Review: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

Two chapters in, I put seven copies* of Anne Tyler’s Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant in my Amazon cart for Christmas and texted folks to say: I found your gift early! A few more chapters and I cleared my cart, sent a round of “Neverminds,” and poured a big ol’ drink. It’s not right to label this book “depressing,” but its engrossing depiction of unhappy people isn’t the cheeriest gift for a holiday that’s awash in familial weirdness. (You still need to read it, though!) read more