Anne Tyler

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Anne Tyler

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in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The United States
October 25, 1941

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Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. The Beginner's Goodbye is Anne Tyler's nineteenth novel; her eleventh, Breathing Lessons , was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. ...more


Average rating: 3.71 · 229,220 ratings · 15,972 reviews · 49 distinct works · Similar authors
The Accidental Tourist
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 68,598 ratings73 editions
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Breathing Lessons
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 15,812 ratings — published 1988 — 56 editions
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Dinner at the Homesick Rest...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 14,454 ratings — published 1982 — 58 editions
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A Spool of Blue Thread
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 18,951 ratings — published 2015 — 23 editions
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Digging to America
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 14,846 ratings — published 2006 — 45 editions
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Saint Maybe
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 11,744 ratings — published 1991 — 34 editions
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Back When We Were Grownups
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 12,215 ratings — published 2001 — 38 editions
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The Beginner's Goodbye
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 11,734 ratings — published 2012 — 37 editions
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Ladder of Years
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 10,072 ratings — published 1995 — 42 editions
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The Amateur Marriage
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 10,373 ratings — published 2004 — 44 editions
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April 2012, Anne Tyler
"A grieving man grapples with visitations from his dead wife in The Beginner's Goodbye, a new book from the fiction master who wrote The Accidental Tourist." ...More

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“I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”
Anne Tyler

“I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you're with them.”
Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist

“It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.”
Anne Tyler

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April 2015 New School Classic Group Read

What book should we read for our April 2015 New School Classic group read?

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  13 votes, 26.5%

1982, Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally, 429 pages
 
  8 votes, 16.3%

 
  5 votes, 10.2%

 
  5 votes, 10.2%

1954, 100 Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings, 128 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.2%

1952, Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor, 236 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.1%

1931, Light in August by William Faulkner, 507 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.1%

1988, Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler, 350 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.1%

1949, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, 342 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.1%

1903, The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler, 320 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.1%

1996, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, 432 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.0%

1921, The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer, 274 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.0%

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