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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 that radiate an indefinable kind of...
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Funny, heart-hammering, wise…An extremely beautiful book.” —The New York Times“A Book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.” —The Boston Globe Abandoned by her wanderlusting husband, stoic Pearl raised her three children on her own. Now grown, the siblings are...
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Clock Dance: A novel
by Anne Tyler
NATIONAL BEST SELLER | A charming new novel of self-discovery and second chances from the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread.Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed...
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Breathing Lessons: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “More powerful and moving than anything [Tyler] has done.” —Los Angeles Times“A wonderful novel, glowing with the insight and compassion of an artist’s touch.” —The Boston GlobeUnfolding over the course of a single emotionally fraught day, this stunning novel...
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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 stranger to...
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The Accidental Tourist: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating…One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this.” —The Washington PostIn this irresistible novel, Anne Tyler explores the slippery alchemy of attracting opposites, and the struggle to rebuild one’s life after unspeakable tragedy. Travel...
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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 life? she...
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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 he...
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Ladder of Years: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
"BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION." The headlines are all the same: Beloved mother and wife Delia Grinstead was last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing only a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To the best of her family's knowledge, she has disappeared without a...
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If Morning Ever Comes: A Novel
by Anne Tyler
"A triumph."HARPERSBen 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 in...
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Earthly Possessions
by Anne Tyler
"To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love."PEOPLECharlotte 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 just...
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Digging to America
by Anne Tyler
Two families meet at the Baltimore airport while waiting for their baby girls to arrive from Korea. The Iranian-American Sami and Ziba Yazdan, with Ziba's elegant and reserved mother, Maryam, in tow, wait quietly while brash and all-American Bitsy and Brad Donaldson, plus extended family, are armed with camcorders and a fleet of balloons...
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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 Through the syncopated rhythms of the ragtime era to the thumping, rocking beats of the 1970s, generations of Pecks have maintained a determined steadiness. Adamantly middle class—Peck-proud, as 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."--NEWSDAYEvie 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 becomes...
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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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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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