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Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 25, 1941. She graduated from Duke University at the age of 19 and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian and bibliographer. Her first novel, If Morning Ever Comes, was published in 1964. Her other works include Saint Maybe, Back When We Were Grownups, Digging to America, Noah's Compass, The Beginner's Goodbye, A Spool of Blue Thread, and Vinegar Girl. She has won several awards including the PEN Faulkner Award in 1983 for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Accidental Tourist, and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons. The Accidental Tourist was adapted into a 1988 movie starring William Hurt and Geena Davis. In 2018 her title, Clock Dance, made the bestsellers list. (Bowker Author Biography) Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. "Back When We Were Grownups" is her 15th novel; her 11th, "Breathing Lessons", won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. (Publisher Provided)
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The Accidental Tourist 5,164 copies, 89 reviews
Breathing Lessons 3,984 copies, 65 reviews
Digging to America 3,472 copies, 135 reviews
Back When We Were Grownups 3,439 copies, 56 reviews
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant 3,415 copies, 75 reviews
The Amateur Marriage 2,934 copies, 73 reviews
Ladder of Years 2,917 copies, 56 reviews
A Spool of Blue Thread 2,738 copies, 186 reviews
Saint Maybe 2,676 copies, 42 reviews
A Patchwork Planet 2,424 copies, 47 reviews
Noah's Compass 1,572 copies, 88 reviews
Vinegar Girl 1,506 copies, 213 reviews
The Beginner's Goodbye 1,206 copies, 94 reviews
Clock Dance 1,057 copies, 71 reviews
Redhead by the Side of the Road 986 copies, 81 reviews
Celestial Navigation 904 copies, 20 reviews
Searching for Caleb 889 copies, 19 reviews
Earthly Possessions 852 copies, 19 reviews
Morgan's Passing 832 copies, 20 reviews
The Clock Winder 808 copies, 21 reviews
If Morning Ever Comes 742 copies, 17 reviews
A Slipping-Down Life 696 copies, 9 reviews
The Tin Can Tree 579 copies, 18 reviews
French Braid 385 copies, 35 reviews
Tumble Tower 81 copies, 4 reviews
Best of the South: From the Second Decade of New Stories from the South (Selected and Introduced by) 45 copies, 1 review
Saint Maybe [1998 TV movie] (Author) 2 copies
Franse vlecht 1 copy, 1 review

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