What are the best books by Anne Tyler?

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    #1Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

    Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
    Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant is a domestic fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in March 1982 by Knopf. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize award.
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    Roger Ellis
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "My daughter's been eating up these books lately, and I'm not sure what to tell her. She gets enough of the "Men are evil" trash from the news, without consuming it in her leisure. Even so, Anne's writing style is somewhat engaging, and the content adequate. As I vet all that my children read, I can't wait until they get to the stage they're into some more masculine authors."
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    #2Back When We Were Grownups

    Back When We Were Grownups

    Back When We Were Grownups is a psychological fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in May 2001 by Knopf. It has a film adaptation released in 2004.

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    Hannah Wood
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "After seeing the film Back when we were grownups and enjoying it, i decided to venture back to where it all began, the novel. The novel, of the same name, written by Anne Tyler is one of the best books she has written. The book gives an even more indepth look at the characters you come to love during the movie. It is a must read for anyone who even slightly enjoyed the movie!"
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    #3A Slipping-Down Life

    A Slipping-Down Life
    A Slipping-Down Life is a fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in 1970 by Knopf. It has a film adaptation released in 1999 using the same title of the book.
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    Judy Hunter
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A Slipping-Down Life is an interesting story, it describes distinctive characters and engages your imagination so much. I recommend reading this book, and i am sure that this book is satisfactory, and you will like it, like i did."
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    #4Searching for Caleb

    Searching for Caleb
    Searching for Caleb is a domestic fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in 1975 by Knopf. It follows the story of Duncan Peck and his family.
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    Jason Armstrong
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Searching for Caleb is a fiction novel that follows Duncan Peck and his family as they travel to random and historic places. A fortune teller, a grandfather who wants to find his lost brother, and a man who just likes change make this a whirlwind of a book. Somehow it actually comes together, but it is rather odd. I enjoyed it, but it's certainly not my favorite."
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    #5Ladder of Years

    Ladder of Years

    Ladder of Years is a domestic fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in 1995 by Knopf. It was followed by A Patchwork Planet that was published in 1998.

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    Jeffrey Garrett
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I was not too taken with this book. The story is a little flat and did not generate a lot of suspense for me. Parts of it were slow and dull. This was not her best book."
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    #6Celestial Navigation

    Celestial Navigation

    Celestial Navigation is a romantic fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in February 1974 by Knopf. It follows the story of a 38-year old man named Jeremy Pauling.

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    Ronald Kennedy
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Celestial Navigation is one of the few romance novels I can really find myself getting in to. The characters are realistic, and the story is compelling. You'll find yourself really feeling what the characters feel."
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    #7The Accidental Tourist

    The Accidental Tourist
    The Accidental Tourist is a psychological fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in 1985 by Knopf. It won the Ambassador Book Award for Fiction in the following year.
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    Dylan Foster
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is perhaps one of the fascinating novels by Anne Tyler. I loved the psychological aspect of this novel and think everyone should read this book for there is a lot that one can learn from just reading a psychological fiction novel. I enjoyed the book and all the philosophical thoughts that it brought about. "
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    #8Earthly Possessions

    Earthly Possessions

    Earthly Possessions is a children's literature novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This fiction book was originally published in 1977 by Knopf. It has a film adaptation released in 1999. 

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    Harry Spencer
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Earthly Possessions is one of the best books by Anne Tyler. It's perfect for my kid who I bought it for. They have read it at least 4 times already."
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    #9A Spool of Blue Thread

    A Spool of Blue Thread

    A Spool of Blue Thread is a domestic fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in 2015 by Knopf. It was nominated for the Booker Prize awards.

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    Fernando Cázares
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Anne Tyler is a very good author. Love her or hate her, she writes amazing books. A Spool of Blue Thread is no different. What a breath of fresh air. In this book, Anne has made her comeback and has done it big. I was able to finally tie up all the loose ends without having to overthink things too much. A delightful read!"
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    #10If Morning Ever Comes

    If Morning Ever Comes

    If Morning Ever Comes is a domestic fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in 1964 by Knopf. It follows the story of a law student Ben Joe Hawkes as he faces his family issues.

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    Karen Chen
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "It's strange to read a story where a majority of the pages are taking a character and studying them to a point where you feel like you've walked in their shoes. That can make for a slog, and that sometimes becomes apparent in this novel. But it's not so overwhelming that I can't give the author some credit."

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Best What are the best books by Anne Tyler
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dinner at the Homesick RestaurantBooks 42 Paid
2Back When We Were GrownupsBooks 38 Paid
3A Slipping-Down LifeBooks 34 Paid
4Searching for CalebBooks 32 Paid
5Ladder of YearsBooks 32 Paid
6Celestial NavigationBooks 29 Paid
7The Accidental TouristBooks 26 Paid
8Earthly PossessionsBooks 25 Paid
9A Spool of Blue ThreadBooks 23 Paid
10If Morning Ever ComesBooks 21 Paid
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