From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Amateur Marriage, comes this unusual and touching novel about two oddly-assorted characters and their intertwined lives.
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons and many other bestselling novels, including The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Saint Maybe, Ladder of Years, A Patchwork Planet, Back When We Were Grownups, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America and The Beginner's Goodbye. In 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English' and in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, which recognises a lifetime's achievement in books. In 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and shortlisted for both the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize. Her latest novel, Vinegar Girl, is a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew.
A rich, revolutionary novel...she writes with virtuosity and
perfect confidence, insight and compassion * The Times *
Anne Tyler's talent is to make extraordinary characters entirely credible... So unfaltering is their story that every word is convincing * Sunday Times *
Tyler has created two characters at once entirely original and entirely convincing...a quiet but immensely strong novel, to admire and treasure * Sunday Telegraph *