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**Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015**
**Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015**
‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…'
This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before.
And yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home. They've all come, even Denny, who can usually be relied on only to please himself.
From that porch we spool back through three generations of the Whitshanks, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define who and what they are. And while all families like to believe they are special, round that kitchen table over all those years we also see played out our own hopes and fears, rivalries and tensions – the essential nature of family life.
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About the Author
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons and many other bestselling novels, including The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Saint Maybe, Ladder of Years, A Patchwork Planet, Back When We Were Grownups, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America and The Beginner's Goodbye. In 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English' and in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, which recognises a lifetime's achievement in books. Her most recent novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, was a Sunday Times bestseller and shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.
The Florida Department of Corrections, established in 1821, operates 208 correctional facilities and over 150 probation offices throughout the state. Which makes it the third largest prison system in the United States. It is the largest agency in the State Of Florida, with a budget of $2.3 billion. In June 2013, the Florida Department of Corrections housed 100,480 inmates, 450 on death row, and supervised slightly more than 146,000 active offenders on community supervision Florida's recidivism rate is about 33%, which means almost one of every three inmates released from a Florida prison returns to prison in Florida within three years. And after five years the rate increases to 65%. This does not include the number of inmates who return to county jails, federal prisons or prisons in other states. If you purchased this book, then you must be curious about what it is like inside a Florida prison or maybe you are out of jail on bond or bail and it does not look good and you want to educate yourself. Whatever the case might be, this book will definitely enlighten you. I was a corrections officer for over ten years and worked in three different institutions. In this book I will prepare you how to survive in prison. You will learn how to stay out of trouble with staff and other inmates. And other imperative useful information. After reading this book you will know what to expect from the time you leave the county jail up until the time you leave prison. If you're that fortunate.
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