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    Literary

    Jun-2016

    Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies   Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her ecc...

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    Literary

    Feb-2015

    “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...” This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefina...

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    Literary

    Apr-2012

    Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances -- in their house, on the roadway, in the market. ...

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    Literary

    Jan-2010

    From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life. Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a phil...

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    General Fiction

    May-2006

    Anne Tyler's richest, most deeply searching novel-a story about what it is to be an American, and about Iranian-born Maryam Yazdan, who, after 35 years in this country, must finally come to terms with her "outsiderness." Two families, who would other...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2005

    Timothy Tugbottom knows what he likes—and he definitely does not like different. Blueberry muffins for breakfast? A new book at bedtime? A brand-new big-boy bed? No thank you, not for him. He’s perfectly happy with his favorite cereal and his alp...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-2004

    From the inimitable Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons comes a rich and compelling novel--a New York Times bestseller--about a mismatched marriage, and its consequences spanning three generations....

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    General Fiction

    May-2001

    "Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." So Anne Tyler opens this irresistible new novel. The woman is Rebecca Davitch, a fifty-three-year-old grandmother. Is she an impostor in her own life? sh...

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    Horror

    Apr-1998

    In this, her 14th novel and one of her most endearing Anne Tyler tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order. Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's h...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1995

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKBALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote w...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1993

    It's one thing if you're a messy little girl, but what if you're a messy little princess and your father says your room is a disgrace to the kingdom? This is the story of Princess Molly, whose hopelessly cluttered room saves the royal family. Full-co...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1991

    In 1965, the happy Bedloe family is living an ideal, apple-pie existence in Baltimore. Then, in the blink of an eye, a single tragic event occurs that will transform their lives forever particularly that of 17-year-old Ian Bedloe, the youngest son, w...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1988

    Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years -- and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovable meddler and an irrepressible opti...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1985

    Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who upend...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1982

    Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore s Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone: Jenny, high-spirited and de...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1980

    Morgan Gower works at Cullen's hardware store in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted wife, but as he journeys into the gray area of middle age, he finds his household growing tedious. Then Morgan meets two lovely young newlyweds...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1977

    Living quietly and conventionally in Clarion, Maryland, Charlotte Emory has a history of casting off possessions and paring down to the bare essentials. So it s no surprise to her when she decides, one rainy afternoon in March, that it s time to leav...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1975

    Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the brother who walked out of his life in 1912, with ...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1974

    The Pultizer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe and Breathing Lessons offers the beloved story of a man whose contented life in his rundown house in Baltimore is shaken to its core, after his sister moves in with him and his boarder starts bringing ...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1972

    Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood outside of Baltimore, with only a house full of ticking clocks for company. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman and both discover that parts don't have to be a perfect match to work."...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1970

    Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to him. She manages to meet him, bursting out of her lonely s...

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    General Fiction

    1965

    In the small town of Larksville, the Pike family is hopelessly out of step with the daily rhythms of life after the tragic, accidental death of six-year-old Janie Rose. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, blaming herself, while Mr. Pike is forced to come out of...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1964

    "Funny, serious, touching, zany, delightful, revealing a triumph " "Harper's" Ben Joe Hawkes comes from a fairly large, blindly cheerful family that never seems to know when to get upset. Raised by women a proud mother, an incorrigible grandmother, a...

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