This is a photo of Ann Tyler. The Clock Dance is the 22nd book for the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist. She lives in Baltimore, and it is that setting that draws me to her books. This story transports a married 61 year old woman from her very comfortable life in Arizona with her lawyer husband to a Baltimore neighborhood that The NY Times describes as a “cross between Mr. Rogers and John Waters”. There, Willa decides to do what makes her happy.