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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
ANNE TYLER

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
79 reviews (1982) (336p)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
National Book Award Finalist
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
New York TimesĀ® Best Fiction Books
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction

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Book Description
"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, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone: Jenny, high-spirited and determined, nurturing to strangers but distant to those she loves; the older son, Cody, a wild and incorrigible youth possessed by the lure of power and money; and sweet, clumsy Ezra, Pearl's favorite, who never stops yearning for the perfect family that could never be his own.

Now Pearl and her three grown children have gathered together again–with anger, hope, and a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell.


"A novelist who knows what a proper story is . . . [Tyler is] not only a good and artful writer, but a wise one as well."
–Newsweek

"Anne Tyler is surely one of the most satisfying novelists working in America today."
–Chicago Tribune

"In her ninth novel she has arrived at a new level of power."
–John Updike, The New Yorker

"Marvelous, astringent, hilarious, [and] strewn with the banana peels of love."
–Cosmopolitan


Other 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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Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
278 reviews (2001) (304p) (Amazon)
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Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
109 reviews (1988) (352p) (PP) (NBA)
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The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
89 reviews (1985) (352p) (PP) (NBCCA) (LATimes)
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Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler
24 reviews (1980) (352p) (NBCCA)
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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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