Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Spotlight--Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  She has written nineteen novels and dozens of short stories. Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1941, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a long-time resident of Baltimore, Maryland.  While most of her novels have been bestsellers, she is probably best known for The Accidental Tourist, which became a major motion picture in 1988.  Several of her other novels were adapted for television.

Tyler's books have mass appeal and make excellent book club choices for their sometimes quirky but always interesting, complex characters. Her storylines tackle issues that readers can identify with, such as transcultural adoption (Digging to America) and widowhood (The Beginner's Goodbye).  

If you haven't sampled Tyler's work, I highly recommend you do so.


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