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Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her 17th novel. Her 11th, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland. show more



Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her 17th novel. Her 11th, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Birth date: October 25, 1941
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 7 months ago
'Redhead ByThe Side Of The Road' opens with: 'You have to wonder what goes through the mind of a man like Micah Mortimer. He lives alone. He keeps to himself. His routine is etched in stone.' Yet this is not something most authors wonder about at all. Not unless it turns out that Micah Morti...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 10 months ago
Vinegar Girl is Anne Tyler's contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare series, which attempts to put a modern spin on a re-telling of The Taming of the Shrew. I had issues with the original play and I was very keen to find out whether Tyler would interpret the play differently. Would she stick to t...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 2 years ago
So, my spouse's best friend from high school has a daughter, Becca, who just gave birth to a son. Apparently, in Jewish culture, it is common to write up a little essay on the new child's name and what it means to the parents. Becca's new son is to be named Caleb, and one of the reasons, it seems, i...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 2 years ago
Chronicling Willa's life during decisive years for her. Willa's reactions to life events depend on how she sees others responding. She then works to make sure they calm down. It is not until the end she learns to stand up for herself (in small ways) that she becomes her own person.I liked Willa. I f...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 2 years ago
Clock Dance, by Anne Tyler, narrated by Kimberly Farr The fateful day in 1967, when Alice Drake, in a state of angry frustration, decides to leave her husband Melvin, and her two children Willa and Elaine, 11 and 6 respectively, making them latchkey kids, temporarily, is a turning point in their liv...
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