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Fifty years after her first book was published, Anne Tyler is releasing her 20th novel. She was born in Minneapolis in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating from Duke University at the tender age of 19, she did graduate work in Russian Studies at Columbia University. Her 11th novel, BREATHING LESSONS, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore.

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A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . . . ” This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Anne Tyler
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore’s Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone: Jenny, high-spirited and determined, nurturing to strangers but distant to...
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Breathing Lessons: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’ s eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovable meddler and an irrepressible optimist, wants...
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The Amateur Marriage
by Anne Tyler
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. From the inimitable Anne Tyler, a rich and compelling novel about a mismatched marriage—and its consequences, spanning three generations. They seemed like the perfect couple—young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment Pauline, a...
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The Accidental Tourist: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Anne Tyler
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who up-ends Macon’s insular world–and thrusts him...
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Back When We Were Grownups
by Anne Tyler
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. "Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." So Anne Tyler opens this irresistible new novel. The woman is Rebecca Davitch, a fifty-three-year-old grandmother. Is she an impostor in her own...
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The Beginner's Goodbye
by Anne Tyler
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel about loss and recovery, pierced throughout with her humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles.   Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron grew up fending off a sister who constantly wanted to manage him. So when...
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Ladder of Years: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote...
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If Morning Ever Comes: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
"A triumph." HARPERS Ben Joe Hawkes is a worrier. Raised by his mother, grandmother, and a flock of busy sisters, he's always felt the outsider. When he learns that one of his sisters has left her husband, he heads for home and back into the confusion of childhood memories and unforseen love....
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Saint Maybe
by Anne Tyler
Saint Maybe is the rich and absorbing story of a young man's guilt over his brother's death and his struggle to atone for the wrong he feels he has done. On a quiet street in Baltimore in 1965, seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe lives with his family in an "ideal, apple-pie household," enjoying the comfort of family traditions and indulging...
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Earthly Possessions
by Anne Tyler
"To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love." PEOPLE Charlotte Emory has always lived a quiet, conventional life in Clarion, Maryland. She lives as simply as possible, and one day decides to simplify everything and leave her husband. Her last trip to the bank throws Charlotte's life into an entirely different direction when a...
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Noah's Compass: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
BONUS: This edition contains a Noah's Compass discussion guide and an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesn’t bother him. But he is troubled by his...
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A Patchwork Planet (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Anne Tyler
In this, her fourteenth novel--and one of her most endearing--Anne Tyler tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order. Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the big loot he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was...
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Digging to America
by Anne Tyler
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. Anne Tyler’s richest, most deeply searching novel–a story about what it is to be an American, and about Iranian-born Maryam Yazdan, who, after 35 years in this country, must finally come to terms with her “outsiderness.” Two families, who...
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Searching for Caleb
by Anne Tyler
"Magic and true, dazzling and wise...It has an astounding confidence, depth and range...A wonderful, wonderful novel." THE BOSTON GLOBE Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the...
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Clock Winder (1st Ballantine Books trade ed)
by Anne Tyler
Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood outside of Baltimore, with only a house full of ticking clocks for company. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman and both discover that parts don't have to be a perfect match to work. "Anne Tyler is a magical writer." LOS ANGELES TIMES From the Paperback edition.
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Celestial Navigation
by Anne Tyler
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. "Tyler is steadily raising a body of fiction of major dimensions." THE NEW YORK TIMES Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Pauling has never left home. He lives on the top floor of a Baltimore row house where he creates collages of little people snipped...
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Morgan's Passing
by Anne Tyler
"An almost flawless story of love...Morgan emerges as a true hero." LOS ANGELES TIMES Morgan Gower works at Cullen's hardware store in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted wife, but as he journeys into the gray area of middle age, he finds his household growing tedious. Then Morgan meets two lovely young newlyweds...
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A Slipping-Down Life
by Anne Tyler
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. "Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place." --NEWSDAY Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and...
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The Tin Can Tree: A Novel (1st Ballantine Books trade ed)
by Anne Tyler
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. In the small town of Larksville, the Pike family is hopelessly out of step with the daily rhythms of life after the tragic, accidental death of six-year-old Janie Rose. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, blaming herself, while Mr. Pike is forced to come out of his...
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Le voyageur malgré lui: Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Michel Courtois-Fourcy (La cosmopolite) (French Edition)
by Anne Tyler
« Brillant, drôle, triste et sensible. », Nick Hornby « Le voyageur malgré lui », c’est une série de guides touristiques que rédige Macon Leary à l’intention de ses compatriotes qui ne jurent que par le « home sweet home » et détestent comme lui voyager. Le voyageur malgré lui, c’est surtout Macon Leary, confronté...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Leçons de conduite (La cosmopolite) (French Edition)
by Anne Tyler
Partis en voiture assister aux funérailles d’un vieil ami, Ira et Maggie n’éviteront pas les querelles triviales et les remises en cause douloureuses d’un couple que tout semble opposer : lui est d’un réalisme sans concession ; elle, une grande rêveuse. L’émotion des retrouvailles entre copains transformera bientôt la...
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Le compas de Noé (La cosmopolite) (French Edition)
by Anne Tyler
« Liam savait. C’était le genre de scénario qu’il avait fantasmé quand son amnésie le tourmentait tant. Mais à un moment donné apparemment, il avait cessé de s’en soucier ; il n’aurait su dire quand exactement. Si le souvenir de son agression lui était rendu aujourd’hui, il demanderait simplement : C’est tout ? Où...
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Vinegar Girl: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare)
by Anne Tyler
Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies   Kate Battista feels 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...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Principessa del disordine (Italian Edition)
by Anne Tyler
« La mia scrittrice preferita. » Nick Hornby « Un’autrice che rappresenta il meglio della letteratura americana di oggi, una squisita cronista della vita di tutti i giorni. I suoi personaggi fanno a un tempo rabbia e tenerezza, sono tradizionali eppure eccentrici. » The Observer « Anne Tyler dimostra una creatività...
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