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Award Winning Books by
ANNE TYLER

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
3674 reviews (2015) (368p) (Amazon Top100) (LJ More Best) (Booker) (Booklist)
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Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize 

“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . .” This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that...
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Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
278 reviews (2001) (304p) (Amazon)
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 "A WONDERFUL NOVEL . . . Tyler's eye and ear for familial give and take is unerring, her humanity irresistible. You'll want to turn back to the first chapter the moment you finish the last."
People (Page-Turner of the Week)

"STUNNING . . . ‘Once upon a time,' the story begins, ‘there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person.' . . . With Reb...
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Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
109 reviews (1988) (352p) (PP) (NBA)
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 During a ninety-mile drive to her best friend's husband's funeral, Maggie and her husband, Ira, recall and revaluate the details of their twenty-eight-year marriage. Reissue. Movie tie-in....
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The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
89 reviews (1985) (352p) (PP) (NBCCA) (LATimes)
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"POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER."
The New York Times

Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience tra...
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
79 reviews (1982) (336p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (PF) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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 "Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . superb entertainment."
–The New York Times

"A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read."
–The Boston Globe


Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore's Calvert Street,...
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Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler
24 reviews (1980) (352p) (NBCCA)
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 A tinkering, puttering sort of man, Morgan Gower works at Cullen's Hardware Store in North Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warm wife, but as he journeys into middle age, he finds his household confusing and tedious. Then Morgan meets two lovely young newlyweds, and all three discover that no heart is safe....
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Anne Tyler Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 10  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 5  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 Breathing Lessons ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 3 Breathing Lessons · Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant · The Accidental Tourist ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 The Accidental Tourist ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 3 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant · Morgan's Passing · The Accidental Tourist ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 2 Breathing Lessons · Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 1 A Spool of Blue Thread ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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