Anne Tyler

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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. She has published 20 novels, her debut novel being If Morning Ever Comes in (1964). Her eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons , was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. ...more

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A Spool of Blue Thread

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The Accidental Tourist

3.91 avg rating — 96,079 ratings — published 1985 — 104 editions
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Vinegar Girl

3.39 avg rating — 30,418 ratings — published 2016 — 56 editions
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Dinner at the Homesick Rest...

3.81 avg rating — 24,779 ratings — published 1982 — 89 editions
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Breathing Lessons

3.67 avg rating — 23,787 ratings — published 1988 — 90 editions
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Clock Dance

3.57 avg rating — 30,905 ratings — published 2018 — 43 editions
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Digging to America

3.55 avg rating — 19,896 ratings — published 2006 — 58 editions
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Saint Maybe

3.88 avg rating — 15,776 ratings — published 1991 — 53 editions
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Back When We Were Grownups

3.52 avg rating — 17,406 ratings — published 2001 — 58 editions
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The Beginner's Goodbye

3.61 avg rating — 17,607 ratings — published 2012 — 52 editions
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“I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”
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“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.”
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“It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.”
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Fiction & Literature Anne Tyler
 
  13 votes, 37.1%

Young Adult Rainbow Rowell
 
  4 votes, 11.4%

Women's Lit/Chick Lit Jennifer Weiner
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Science Fiction Andy Weir
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Graphic Novels/Comics Brian K. Vaughan
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Classics Oscar Wilde
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Non-fiction Mary Roach
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Fantasy George R.R. Martin
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Fiction & Literature
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

ancient literature
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

Mystery Ridley Pearson
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

Paranormal Gena Showalter
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

Urban Fantasy (write-in)
 
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Romance Sarah MacLean
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Historical Fiction Philippa Gregory
 
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Crime Karin Slaughter
 
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Memoir/Autobiography Malala Yousafzai
 
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Horror Stephen King
 
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