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 691
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 625
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 621

    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 2,171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,907
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,917

    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

    • Vinegar Girl

    • William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 424

    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

    • The Accidental Tourist

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 674
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 614
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 615

    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

    • Saint Maybe

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    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

    • Ladder of Years

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kelly Lintz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    "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

    • Breathing Lessons

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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

    • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    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

    • A Slipping Down Life

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - Ruined by Narration

    • By H. on 09-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Noah's Compass

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Low key and thought provoking

    • By Eileen on 04-10-10

    Regular price: $31.93

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