One of eight Anne Tyler novels reissued in September 2008 with stunning new jackets
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.
"It is difficult to imagine a writer so prodigiously gifted" * Herald * "Another winner from Anne Tyler" * Independent * "Every scene breathes with intimacy. Lifelikeness almost lifts the characters off the page...scintillating with joie de vivre" * Sunday Times * "Utterly compelling...wonderfully satisfying...virtually flawless" * Chicago Tribune * "Anne Tyler is a writer of immaculate delicacy" * Observer *