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Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis in 1941 but 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. This is Anne Tyler’s sixteenth novel; her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore. In 2012 Anne Tyler was the winner of the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

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Vinegar Girl The Taming of the Shrew Retold by Anne Tyler
Vinegar Girl The Taming of the Shrew Retold
Anne Tyler
Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her pre-school charges adore her, but the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A beautiful, long tale of three generations of the Whitshank family and the house they have built and live in. Nothing really happens until the final tragedy and yet it is so full...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler
One of the Top 10 Lovereading Reader Review Panel Summer Read selections. This beautiful book celebrates fifty years of publishing Anne Tyler over nineteen books. It is so quintessentially hers, a long tale of three generations of the Whitshank family...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/02/2015
Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler
Noah's Compass
Anne Tyler
October 2009 Good Housekeeping selection. Liam is 60, recently redundant, twice married, now single, and about to move into a sterile apartment with just his rocking chair and wry world-view. But a bang on the head and memory...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2009
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Digging to America
Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler manages to create such believable characters time and time again and in Digging to America she delivers yet again. The two families in the novel are linked forever by the Korean children they have each adopted. They celebrate...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2007
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
The Amateur Marriage
Anne Tyler
The story charts the marriage of a couple who are such opposites in character but who fall madly in love. As the marriage progresses with children and moving out to the suburbs inevitably the cracks appear between a couple who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2004
Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
Back When We Were Grownups
Anne Tyler
August 2013 Guest Editor Catherine Alliott on Anne Tyler... Anne Tyler is probably my favourite contemporary novelist. She's so good yet she never draws attention to her writing, she lets you forget it. Back When We Were Grownups is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2002
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
The Accidental Tourist
Anne Tyler
February 2011 Guest Editor Carmen Reid on Anne Tyler... This wonderful American writer gets everything so right about people. She understands just what makes us tick and she observes it all so carefully. She also has a deep and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/1998
Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
Saint Maybe
Anne Tyler
Author shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2011. One of Erica James' favourite books. After a terrible family tragedy Ian Bedloe seeks guidance at the aptly named Church of the Second Chance. For the next 20 years...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/1992

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