Anne Tyler

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Anne Tyler


Born
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.

Average rating: 3.68 · 289,326 ratings · 22,678 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
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A Spool of Blue Thread

3.41 avg rating — 47,806 ratings — published 2015 — 38 editions
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Breathing Lessons

3.66 avg rating — 17,956 ratings — published 1988 — 62 editions
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Dinner at the Homesick Rest...

3.82 avg rating — 16,918 ratings — published 1982 — 62 editions
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Digging to America

3.52 avg rating — 16,246 ratings — published 2006 — 48 editions
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Saint Maybe

3.87 avg rating — 13,163 ratings — published 1991 — 40 editions
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Back When We Were Grownups

3.50 avg rating — 13,610 ratings — published 2001 — 41 editions
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The Beginner's Goodbye

3.57 avg rating — 13,652 ratings — published 2012 — 38 editions
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Ladder of Years

3.72 avg rating — 11,378 ratings — published 1995 — 48 editions
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The Amateur Marriage

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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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Fiction & Literature Anne Tyler
 
  14 votes, 48.3%

ancient literature (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Graphic Novels/Comics Brian K. Vaughan
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Young Adult Rainbow Rowell
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Women's Lit/Chick Lit Jennifer Weiner
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Fantasy George R.R. Martin
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Classics Oscar Wilde
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Fiction & Literature
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Non-fiction Mary Roach
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Paranormal Gena Showalter
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Mystery Ridley Pearson
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Horror Stephen King
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Romance Sarah MacLean
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Science Fiction Andy Weir
 
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Historical Fiction Philippa Gregory
 
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Crime Karin Slaughter
 
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Memoir/Autobiography Malala Yousafzai
 
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