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Anne Tyler


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Anne Tyler is the author of twenty bestselling novels. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler's New York Times bestselling twentieth novel, was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize; her eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   If Morning Ever Comes (1964)
   The Tin Can Tree (1965)
   A Slipping Down Life (1969)
   The Clock Winder (1972)
   Celestial Navigation (1974)
   Searching for Caleb (1975)
   Earthly Possessions (1977)
   Morgan's Passing (1980)
   Dinner At the Homesick Restaurant (1982)
   The Accidental Tourist (1985)
   Breathing Lessons (1988)
   Saint Maybe (1991)
   Tumble Tower (1993)
   Ladder of Years (1995)
   A Patchwork Planet (1998)
   Back When We Were Grownups (2001)
   The Amateur Marriage (2004)
   Digging to America (2006)
   Noah's Compass (2009)
   The Beginner's Goodbye (2012)
   A Spool of Blue Thread (2015)
   Clock Dance (2018)
   Redhead by the Side of the Road (2020)
   French Braid (2022)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anne Tyler recommends
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The Sleeping Father (2003)
Matthew Sharpe
"Fresh, funny, quirky."
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My House in Umbria (2003)
William Trevor
"[My House in Umbria] reminds you what good reading is all about."
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Lewis Percy (1989)
Anita Brookner
"May be [Brookner's] most finely wraught novel... A brilliant portrait gallery."

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Anthologies containing stories by Anne Tyler
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The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)
edited by
Martha Foley

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