Searching for Caleb

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First edition

Searching for Caleb is Anne Tyler's sixth novel. It was originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1975.

Book Description[edit]

From The Boston Globe[edit]

Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the brother who walked out of his life in 1912, with nothing more than a fiddle in his hand. All three are taking journeys that lead back to the family's deepest roots...to a place where rebellion and acceptance have the haunting power to merge into one....

From the back of the April 1983 Berkley paperback edition[edit]

Here is the heartbreaking and hilarious story of the Peck family - and a young woman's search for freedom, which leads her to the family's deepest roots. From the ragtime era at the end of the 19th century to the years of change in the mid-1970s, it is about growing up and breaking away, rebellion and acceptance. It is a haunting, human story that will live in your heart forever...