Search - List of Books by Anne Tyler

"I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child when another mother came up to me. Have you found work yet? she asked. Or are you still just writing?" -- 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.

Quotes   more �

Works   more �

Film Adaptations   more �

This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Anne Tyler", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 471
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 3/5 Stars.
 34

A Spool of Blue Thread
2015 - A Spool of Blue Thread (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781101874271
ISBN-10: 1101874279
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 35

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.
 17

The Beginner's Goodbye
2012 - The Beginner's Goodbye (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307957276
ISBN-10: 0307957276
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 38

Noah's Compass
2010 - Noah's Compass (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780385667760
ISBN-10: 0385667760
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

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.
 39

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

Digging to America
2007 - Digging to America (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099499398
ISBN-10: 0099499398
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 10

Digging to America
2007 - Digging to America (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345499165
ISBN-10: 0345499166
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 5

The Amateur Marriage
2006 - The Amateur Marriage (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345472458
ISBN-10: 0345472454
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 44

Digging to America
2006 - Digging to America (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780739475331
ISBN-10: 0739475339
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 22

Breathing Lessons
2005 - Breathing Lessons (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345485571
ISBN-10: 0345485572
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 24

Back When We Were Grownups
2004 - Back When We Were Grownups (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345477248
ISBN-10: 0345477243
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 119

The Amateur Marriage
2004 - The Amateur Marriage (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345470614
ISBN-10: 0345470613
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 148

A Slipping-Down Life
2004 - A Slipping-down Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780345478955
ISBN-10: 0345478959
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 10

The Amateur Marriage
2004 - The Amateur Marriage (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400042074
ISBN-10: 1400042070
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 98

Back When We Were Grownups
2002 - Back When We Were Grownups (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099422549
ISBN-10: 0099422549
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 4

Back When We Were Grownups
2002 - Back When We Were Grownups (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345446862
ISBN-10: 0345446860
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 255

Back When We Were Grownups
2002 - Back When We Were Grownups (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780141004587
ISBN-10: 0141004584
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Back When We Were Grownups
2001 - Back When We Were Grownups (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375418839
ISBN-10: 0375418830
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 9

Back When We Were Grownups
2001 - Back When We Were Grownups (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375412530
ISBN-10: 0375412530
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 105

1998 - A Patchwork Planet [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1996 - Clock Winder [1st Ballantine Books Trade ed] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD