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Noah's Compass

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
From Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life.

Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesn't bother him. What does bother him is that he has lost the memory of what happened the first night after he moved into his spare, efficient condominium on the outskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up a day later in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged.

His effort to recover the moments of his life that have been stolen from him leads him on an unexpected detour. What he needs is someone who can do the remembering for him. What he gets is - well, something quite different.

We all know a Liam. In fact, there may be a little of Liam in each of us. Which is why Anne Tyler's lovely novel resonates so deeply.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Anne Tyler's Noah's Compass

Hardback Editions

July 2010 : UK Hardback

Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-4448-0201-1 / 978-1-4448-0201-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-307-27240-0 / 978-0-307-27240-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-385-66777-9 / 978-0-385-66777-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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August 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-7011-8423-X / 978-0-7011-8423-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Noah's Compass: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-345-51659-1 / 978-0-345-51659-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-385-66776-0 / 978-0-385-66776-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-09-953958-6 / 978-0-09-953958-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-345-52395-4 / 978-0-345-52395-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-09-954939-5 / 978-0-09-954939-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Noah's Compass: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-7393-2864-6 / 978-0-7393-2864-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-7011-8424-8 / 978-0-7011-8424-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Noah's Compass: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Noah's Compass: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Noah's Compass: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-7352-0936-7 / 978-0-7352-0936-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Noah's Compass: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-7393-8477-5 / 978-0-7393-8477-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Noah's Compass: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-4159-6557-9 / 978-1-4159-6557-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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January 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Noah's Compass
Author(s): Anne Tyler
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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December 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Noah's Compass: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon