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Anne Tyler

Autor(a) de The Accidental Tourist

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About the Author

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 25, 1941. She graduated from Duke University at the age of 19 and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian and bibliographer. Her first novel, If Morning mostrar mais Ever Comes, was published in 1964. Her other works include Saint Maybe, Back When We Were Grownups, Digging to America, Noah's Compass, The Beginner's Goodbye, A Spool of Blue Thread, and Vinegar Girl. She has won several awards including the PEN Faulkner Award in 1983 for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Accidental Tourist, and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons. The Accidental Tourist was adapted into a 1988 movie starring William Hurt and Geena Davis. In 2018 her title, Clock Dance, made the bestsellers list. (Bowker Author Biography) Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. "Back When We Were Grownups" is her 15th novel; her 11th, "Breathing Lessons", won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras de Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist (1985) 5,390 cópias
Breathing Lessons (1988) 4,248 cópias
Back When We Were Grownups (2001) 3,655 cópias
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982) 3,641 cópias
Digging to America (2006) 3,605 cópias
A Spool of Blue Thread (2015) 3,077 cópias
A Escada dos Anos (1995) 3,070 cópias
The Amateur Marriage (2004) 3,041 cópias
Saint Maybe (1991) 2,800 cópias
A Patchwork Planet (1998) 2,583 cópias
Vinegar Girl (2016) 1,717 cópias
Noah's Compass (2009) 1,676 cópias
The Beginner's Goodbye (2012) 1,300 cópias
Clock Dance (2018) 1,265 cópias
Redhead by the Side of the Road (2020) 1,189 cópias
Celestial Navigation (1974) 950 cópias
Searching for Caleb (1975) 935 cópias
French Braid (2022) 919 cópias
Earthly Possessions (1977) 910 cópias
Morgan's Passing (1980) 880 cópias
The Clock Winder (1972) 856 cópias
If Morning Ever Comes (1964) 797 cópias
A Slipping-Down Life (1970) 738 cópias
The Tin Can Tree (1965) 614 cópias
Tumble Tower (1993) 90 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983) — Editor — 73 cópias
Best of the South: From the Second Decade of New Stories from the South (2005) — Selected and Introduced by — 47 cópias
Timothy Tugbottom Says No! (2005) 24 cópias
My Fish Does Not Chirp (1996) 22 cópias
Selected from the Accidental Tourist (1991) — Autor — 6 cópias
Saint Maybe [1998 TV movie] (1998) — Autor — 3 cópias
Palmikko (2023) 3 cópias
Your Place is Empty (1992) 2 cópias
Amatör Evlilik (2006) 2 cópias
The clock winder 1 exemplar(es)
Sirke Kiz (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Nos tendres cruautés (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
La danse du temps (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Middag på Restaurant Hjemve (1983) 1 exemplar(es)
Beautiful Lies 1 exemplar(es)
Sankt Muligvis (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Toujours paartir 1 exemplar(es)
Cuesta abajo (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Obiad w restauracji dla samotnych (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Lugares de Passagem (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Nekoć kad smo bili odrasli (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Celestial navigation 1 exemplar(es)
Anne Tyler Fiction Collection (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Breathing Lessons / The Alphabet Sisters / Firefly Summer (2012) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Penelope Fitzgerald 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuinte — 194 cópias
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
Granta 118: Exit Strategies (2012) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The Accidental Tourist (abridged|Penguin Readers, level 3) (1999) — Original novel — 20 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Good Housekeeping Short Story Collection (1997) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Breathing Lessons [1994 TV movie] (1994) — Autor — 10 cópias
Earthly Possessions [1999 TV movie] (1999) — Original book — 8 cópias
A Slipping-Down Life [1999 film] (2007) — Autor — 5 cópias
Back When We Were Grownups [2004 TV movie] (2004) — Autor — 4 cópias


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The Right Book at the Right Time

I have read many of Anne Tyler's books. There was only one I didn't care for, and I plan to reread it. I truly believe it just the right book at that time.
This book was the right book at the right time...I just finished "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" which was dense and verbose and also gave me nightmares.
I picked up this book for a "palate cleanse". As I read it, I saw that the light, nonformal prose held deep messages that I couldn't stop thinking about and stayed with me....
Some questions that relate to this book...how long must we try to atone for past misdeeds? What is meaningful work? Who should we look to for inspiration? Are possessions more important than relationships?
Barnaby, a privileged wild -child, tries to atone for past misdeeds, seeking his "angel" who will inspire and direct him.
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Chrissylou62 | outras 52 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
In 2019 I attempted to read this and couldn't make it through the first chapter. This time I found it engrossing and perceptive. Needless to say, much has happened in the years between 2017 and 2023...in the world and in my life...
Therefore, many of the events and themes resonate with me now... especially the regrets and disappointment one feels as one ages:

"It was thinking that made her nights so long. All the bad old thoughts came crowding to the front of her mind. She had lived her life wrong; she'd made a big mess of it."

"He wished he had inhabited more of his life, used it better, filled it fuller."

It is definitely not a happy book, and would probably be better enjoyed by readers who have been married a long time and have ever wondered"What were the issues they'd quarreled about?" or had children tear their parent's hearts out with comments such as " 'just the five of us'; like that was something to be desired, and I'll never forget how claustrophobic that made me feel. Just the five of us in this wretched tangled knot, inward-turned, stunted, like a trapped fox chewing its own leg off."
So much for family togetherness!
But as Michael says of him and Pauline, "We did the best we could. We did our darnedest. We were just...unskilled; we never quite got the hand of things. It wasn't for lack of trying."

The family conflicts seem so familiar to a long-term marriage, and the ending is both poignant and heartbreaking.
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Chrissylou62 | outras 75 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
This book was insightful and also unsettling. One day, at 53 years old, Rebecca has the realization that she turned into the wrong person. She tries to find out who she would have been if she hadn't quit college and eloped at 20 years old. She feels she has outlived her purpose, and has become superfluous.
Eventually she comes to accept, as her 100 year old Uncle Poppy points out, "there is no true life. Your true life is the one you end up with,whatever it may be. You just do the best you can with what you've got."
The most inspiring passage come during Poppy's 100th birthday. He describes, in agonizing detail, everything about his day. From the beauty of the sunshine on his bedspread, to the taste of his waffles, the texture of his pbj sandwich, and the trickle of the icing on his cake, it is a meditation on mindfulness. It brings Rebecca to the realization that "there were still so many happening s yet to be hoped for in her life."
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Chrissylou62 | outras 62 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Vinegar Girl is a twist on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. I never read the original version of the story, but I enjoyed this one.

As 29-year old Kate, who has walked away from her higher education, toils taking care of her father and young sister’s household needs, including laundry, shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc., while working as a teacher’s assistant at a pre-school. Younger sister Bunny is footloose and fancy free at 15 and the girls’ Father is working tirelessly as a research scientist.

Kate is endearing with her mater-of-fact way and comments but walks a thin line with her employer because of it. When her father plays matchmaker with his lab assistant, Pyotr, Kate agrees to a marriage on paper for purposes of immigration. There’s a debacle at the lab on the day of the wedding, but like all good and decent rom-coms, all’s well that ends well.

Vinegar Girl is an easy read with some cute, quirky characters written wonderfully by Anne Tyler.
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LyndaWolters1 | outras 220 resenhas | Apr 3, 2024 |


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