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Tyler, Anne

Works: 544 works in 3,686 publications in 30 languages and 120,686 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Allegories  Romance fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PS3570.Y45, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anne Tyler
Breathing lessons by Anne Tyler( Book )

198 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 6,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While driving to the funeral of a friend, a couple married twenty-eight years examine the expectations and disappointments of their marriage
The accidental tourist by Anne Tyler( Book )

269 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 6,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macon Leary hates to travel. He is someone who travels through life accidentally. Things just happen to him--the senseless death of his child, the baffling desertion of his wife, even his involvement with Muriel, the frizzy-haired, stiletto-heeled, non-stop talker from the kennel where he boards his dog
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler( Book )

140 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 5,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life, but not her memory. Ever since 1944 when her husband left her, she has raised her three very different children on her own. Now grown, they have gathered together--with anger, with hope, and with a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell
Digging to America : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )

120 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two families awaiting the arrival of their adopted infant daughters from Korea meet at the airport. The families lives become interwined after the Donaldsons, a young American couple invite the Yazdan's, Maryam, her son and his Iranian American wife to an arrival party, which becomes an annual event. Maryam, who came to this country thirty-five years earlier, feels her values threatened when she is courted by a newly widowed Donaldson. A penetrating light on the American way as seen from two perspectives, those who are born here and those who are still struggling to fit in
Ladder of years by Anne Tyler( Book )

151 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 4,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A runaway wife leaves one domestic situation, only to fall into another. She is Delia Grinstead, 40, of Baltimore, the wife of a physician and mother of three. One day she decides she's had enough of being invisible, moves to another town and gets herself a job--caring for a boy whose mother has abandoned the family
Saint maybe by Anne Tyler( Book )

107 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 4,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Maybe is the rich and absorbing story of a young man's guilt over his brother's death and his struggle to atone for the wrong he feels he has done. On a quiet street in Baltimore in 1965, seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe lives with his family in an "ideal, apple-pie household," enjoying the comfort of family traditions and indulging in all the usual dreams of the future. Until one night, when Ian's stinging words to his brother bring tragedy -- and from that careless moment on nothing can ever be the same
The amateur marriage : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )

129 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 4,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marrying quickly during World War II after falling in love at first sight, a mismatched couple discovers that their different personalities and approaches to life are taking a toll on their relationship and their family
A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler( Book )

94 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life. "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family"--
A patchwork planet by Anne Tyler( Book )

112 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 4,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lovable loser tries to get his life in order. He is Barnaby Gaitlin, 30, the black sheep of a rich Baltimore family, ex-juvenile delinquent who specialized in housebreaking for kicks. He works for Rent-a-Back, moving furniture for old people, and dreams of having a future
Back when we were grownups : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )

137 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 4,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the surface Rebecca is outgoing, joyous, a natural celebrator. Giving parties is, after all, her vocation, something she slipped into when Joe Davitch spotted her at a party in his family's Baltimore row house, where giving parties was the family business. Soon this man, divorced and with three little girls, swept her into his orbit and, before she knew it, she was embracing his family plus a child of their own and hosting endless parties in the ornate rooms of The Open Arms. Now, thirty years later, Rebecca wonders if she has turned into the wrong person. Caught unawares by the question of who she really is, how she answers that question is the story told in this beguiling, funny and deeply moving novel
Noah's compass : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )

75 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life
The beginner's goodbye : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )

65 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; some seemed to have forgotten she'd died in the first place; and others just walked straight on by. The accident that killed Dorothy - involving an oak tree, a sun porch and some elusive biscuits - leaves Aaron bereft and the house a wreck
Searching for Caleb by Anne Tyler( Book )

112 editions published between 1192 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for Caleb, her grandfather's brother who simply disappeared one day 60 years ago, becomes for Justine a search for her own best life
Morgan's passing by Anne Tyler( Book )

84 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morgan Gower finds that his household has become confusing, often tedious. But then he meets two lovely young newlyweds and all three discover that no one's heart is safe
Earthly possessions by Anne Tyler( Book )

108 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she is taken hostage by a bank robber, Charlotte Emory finds that her experience provides her with a new perspective of her past life and the future she hopes to make for herself
The clock winder by Anne Tyler( Book )

80 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 20 Elizabeth seems to have no commitment other than to be free in her life. When Mrs. Emerson and her two sons become dependent upon Elizabeth, she makes a terrible bungle and irreparably damages another human being
Vinegar girl : the taming of the shrew retold by Anne Tyler( Book )

31 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Tyler's retelling of the Shakespeare play "The taming of the shrew."
Celestial navigation by Anne Tyler( Book )

102 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Jeremy's elderly mother dies, he takes in two boarders: a young woman and her child
If morning ever comes by Anne Tyler( Book )

96 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law student Ben Joe Hawkes is a worrier. Raised by his mother, grandmother, and a flock of busy sisters, he's always felt the outsider. When he learns that one of his sisters has left her husband, he heads for home and back into the confusion of childhood memories and unforeseen love
The tin can tree by Anne Tyler( Book )

77 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small town photographer sacrifices his chances for a wife and family in order to make a home for his hypochondriac brother
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Αν Τάιλερ

Ен Тајлер

Энн Тайлер

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טיילר, אן

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آن تایلر

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The accidental touristDinner at the Homesick RestaurantDigging to America : a novelLadder of yearsSaint maybeThe amateur marriage : a novelA patchwork planetBack when we were grownups : a novel