Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her eighteenth novel. Her eleventh, 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.
"Gracefully written tragicomedy . . . seasoned with poetic images [and] gentle humor."--USA Today
"An arresting premise [that] pays off in unexpected ways . . .
Tyler's writing is as lovely and transparent as ever."--The
"Tyler's most profound strengths lie in her ability to make her stories resonate with readers. . . . With self-assurance and her trademark empathy, Tyler makes the commonplace uncommonly rich and the ordinary extraordinarily touching."--Richmond Times-Dispatch
"A gripping, page-turner of a novel [that] radiates with life."--Houston Chronicle
"[Tyler] reminds us of the infinite reach of our humanity."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"[A] sensitive, witty story."--The Washington Post
"[An] offbeat delight."--O: The Oprah Magazine