Search - List of Books by Anne Tyler

"I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events, then a page or two breaking the events into chapters, and then reams of pages delving into my characters. After that, I'm ready to begin." -- Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler (born October 25, 1941) is an American novelist.

Tyler, the eldest of four children, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her father was a chemist and her mother a social worker. Her early childhood was spent in a succession of Quaker communities in the mountains of North Carolina and in Raleigh. She didn't attend a school until she was 11 and this unorthodox upbringing enabled her to view 'the normal world with a certain amount of distance and surprise'.

She graduated at age nineteen from Duke University, and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University in New York City. She worked as a librarian and bibliographer before moving to Maryland. In 1963, Tyler married Iranian psychiatrist and novelist Taghi Mohammad Modarressi, with whom she had two daughters, Tezh and Mitra. Modarressi died in 1997. Tyler resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where most of her novels are set.

Her eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. The Accidental Tourist was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 and was made into a 1988 movie starring William Hurt and Geena Davis. Tyler's ninth novel, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, which she considers her best work, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1983. She has edited three anthologies: The Best American Short Stories 1983, Best of the South, and Best of the South: The Best of the Second Decade. She is noteworthy among contemporary best selling novelists, for she does not grant face-to-face interviews and rarely does book tours, nor does she make many other public appearances, although she has made herself available through email interviews.

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Total Books: 452
Vinegar Girl A Novel
2017 - Vinegar Girl a Novel [Hogarth Shakespeare] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780804141284
ISBN-10: 0804141282
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Tin Can Tree
2016 - The Tin Can Tree (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781522688075
ISBN-10: 1522688072
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Vinegar Girl
2016 - Vinegar Girl [Hogarth Shakespeare] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345809148
ISBN-10: 0345809149
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Untitled Novel
2016 - Untitled Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781781090183
ISBN-10: 1781090181
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Noah's Compass A Novel
2016 - Noah's Compass a Novel (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780735209367
ISBN-10: 0735209367
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Spool of Blue Thread
2016 - A Spool of Blue Thread (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780553394399
ISBN-10: 0553394398
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 16

A Spool of Blue Thread A novel
2015 - A Spool of Blue Thread a Novel (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553551037
ISBN-10: 0553551035
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 6

Ladder of Years
2013 - Ladder of Years (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781480563605
ISBN-10: 1480563609
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
The Beginner's Goodbye
2013 - The Beginner's Goodbye (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345533357
ISBN-10: 0345533356
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Beginners Goodbye
2013 - Beginners Goodbye (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099572237
ISBN-10: 0099572230
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Accidental Tourist
El transito De Morgan / Morgan'S Passing
2012 - El Transito De Morgan / Morgan's Passing [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788499898650
ISBN-10: 8499898653
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Breathing Lessons
2012 - Breathing Lessons (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781455883455
ISBN-10: 145588345X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Beginner's Goodbye
2012 - Beginner's Goodbye (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780701187194
ISBN-10: 0701187190
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Noah's Compass
2010 - Noah's Compass (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345516596
ISBN-10: 0345516591
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Noah's Compass
2009 - Noah's Compass (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307272409
ISBN-10: 0307272400
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 42

A Slipping-down Life
2009 - A Slipping-down Life (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781439557204
ISBN-10: 1439557209
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Digging to America
2008 - Digging to America (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400025695
ISBN-10: 1400025699
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Propios y extranos/ Digging to America
2008 - Propios Y Extranos/ Digging to America [Narrativa Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788466320801
ISBN-10: 8466320806
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Atembungen
2007 - Atembungen (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783548607535
ISBN-10: 3548607535
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2007 - Ejercicios Respiratorios/ Beathing Lessons [Narrativa Punto de Lectura] (Paperback)
2007 - El Turista Accidental / the Accidental Tourist [Narrativa Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - El Matrimonio Amateur [The Amateur Marriage - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2006 - Digging to America [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2004 - The Accidental Tourist 1800 Headwords [Oxford Bookworms Library] (Paperback)
2000 - Searching for Caleb [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - A Patchwork Planet [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1997 - Slipping Down Life [New Longman Literature] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1997 - The Clockwinder [Thorndike Large Print General Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1996 - Clock Winder [1st Ballantine Books Trade ed] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1983 - The Best American Short Stories 1983 [Best American Short Stories] (Hardcover)Paperback
Buscando a Caleb [Searching For Caleb] (Paperback)