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Tyler, Anne

Works: 795 works in 4,261 publications in 30 languages and 122,476 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Allegories  Novels  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Drama  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Performer
Classifications: PS3570.Y45, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anne Tyler
The accidental tourist by Anne Tyler( Book )

260 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 6,156 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
Breathing lessons by Anne Tyler( Book )

163 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 6,111 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
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler( Book )

153 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,176 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
A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler( Book )

102 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 5,047 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"--
Saint maybe by Anne Tyler( Book )

119 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 4,824 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
Digging to America : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )

118 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,811 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 )

102 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 4,722 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. By the author of Saint Maybe
The amateur marriage : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )

102 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 4,592 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 patchwork planet by Anne Tyler( Book )

98 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 4,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Barnaby Gaitlin has been "working steadily for Rent-a-Back, renting his back to old folks and shut-ins," his past "habit of breaking into other people's houses" seems destined to ruin his life again.--Jacket
Back when we were grownups : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )

119 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 4,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beck Davitch looks back on her thirty-year marriage to Joe and her role as a mother and manager of the Open Arms, wondering if she is living the life she was meant to live and reconsidering her dedication to the family business
Noah's compass : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )

83 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 4,194 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 )

70 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 4,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances--in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron has spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, independent young woman, she is like a breath of fresh air. Unhesitatingly, he marries her, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy's unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family's vanity-publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life, that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye. A beautiful, subtle exploration of loss and recovery, pierced throughout with Anne Tyler's humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles"--
Clock dance by Anne Tyler( Book )

45 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So when Willa receives a phone call from a stranger, telling her that her son's ex-girlfriend has been shot, without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she's never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. The impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory -- surrounded by eccentric neighbors, plunged into the rituals that make a community a family, and forced to find solace in unexpected places
Searching for Caleb by Anne Tyler( Book )

114 editions published between 1192 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,665 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
Vinegar girl : the taming of the shrew retold by Anne Tyler( Book )

47 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

73 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,483 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
The clock winder by Anne Tyler( Book )

88 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,457 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
Celestial navigation by Anne Tyler( Book )

109 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,358 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 )

92 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,241 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 )

89 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,150 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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Breathing lessons
Breathing lessonsDinner at the Homesick RestaurantSaint maybeDigging to America : a novelLadder of yearsThe amateur marriage : a novelA patchwork planetBack when we were grownups : a novel
Alternative Names
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Αν Τάιλερ

Ен Тајлер

Модаресси Э. 1941-

Тайлер Модаресси Э. 1941-

Тайлер Э. Ф. 1941-

Тайлер Энн

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טיילר, אן

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آن تايلر روائية أمريكية

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타일러, 앤 1941-

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