Anne Tyler
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Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of more than twenty novels. Her twentieth novel, A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD, was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2015. Her eleventh novel, BREATHING LESSONS, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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    • Clock Dance

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 444

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal Story Telling

    • By Mr. Johnny White on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Spool of Blue Thread

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,870
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,878

    The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From a LONG Time Anne Tyler fan

    • By S. Elder on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to it More Than Once

    • By Babette on 06-13-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Vinegar Girl

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 400

    Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen

    • By Hope on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Saint Maybe

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    In 1965, the happy Bedloe family is living an ideal, apple-pie existence in Baltimore. Then, in the blink of an eye, a single tragic event occurs that will transform their lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Saint Maybe

    • By Gretchen on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Breathing Lessons

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for 28 years...and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other's eccentricities....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration spoiled it for me

    • By Rita on 05-01-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Accidental Tourist

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 658
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 601
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 602

    Meet Macon Leary--a travel writer who hates both travel and strangeness....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary How Underwhelmed I Am

    • By Gillian on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ladder of Years

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kelly Lintz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    "Baltimore woman disappears during family vacation" declares the headline....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another interesting, dysfunctional, family

    • By Mary E. Mcgibbon on 09-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Digging to America

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Anne Tyler's richest, most deeply searching novel, a story about what it is to be an American, and about Iranian-born Maryam Yazdan....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life in transition

    • By Everett Leiter on 08-20-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • A Patchwork Planet

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    In this, her 14th novel - and one of her most endearing - Anne Tyler tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good character but not-so-good story

    • By Lee Horton on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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