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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) — biography from The Accidental Tourist… (more)
The Accidental Tourist 5,268 copies, 93 reviews
Breathing Lessons 4,136 copies, 72 reviews
Back When We Were Grownups 3,549 copies, 59 reviews
Digging to America 3,540 copies, 138 reviews
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant 3,531 copies, 82 reviews
The Amateur Marriage 2,998 copies, 75 reviews
Ladder of Years 2,987 copies, 58 reviews
A Spool of Blue Thread 2,868 copies, 197 reviews
Saint Maybe 2,746 copies, 40 reviews
A Patchwork Planet 2,505 copies, 52 reviews
Noah's Compass 1,640 copies, 90 reviews
Vinegar Girl 1,628 copies, 216 reviews
The Beginner's Goodbye 1,255 copies, 97 reviews
Clock Dance 1,161 copies, 79 reviews
Redhead by the Side of the Road 1,095 copies, 86 reviews
Celestial Navigation 932 copies, 21 reviews
Searching for Caleb 913 copies, 19 reviews
Earthly Possessions 885 copies, 20 reviews
Morgan's Passing 857 copies, 20 reviews
The Clock Winder 842 copies, 21 reviews
If Morning Ever Comes 774 copies, 18 reviews
French Braid 736 copies, 49 reviews
A Slipping-Down Life 723 copies, 9 reviews
The Tin Can Tree 597 copies, 18 reviews
Tumble Tower 84 copies, 4 reviews
Palmikko 1 copy
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