Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler is an American novelist and short story writer. She has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and has won such awards as the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Ambassador Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. Many would classify Anne’s work as Southern fiction or modern American fiction, but Anne would rather not be classified as anything. Many of her works have been adapted to film, including The Accidental Tourist, Breathing Lessons, Saint Maybe, A Slipping-Down Life, Earthly Possessions and Back When We Were Grownups.

Anne Tyler became a published author in 1964 with the novel If Morning Ever Comes. Below is a list of Anne Tyler’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

If Morning Ever Comes (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Tin Can Tree (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Slipping-Down Life (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Clock Winder (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Celestial Navigation (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Searching for Caleb (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earthly Possessions (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Morgan's Passing (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Accidental Tourist (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Breathing Lessons (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saint Maybe (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ladder of Years (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Patchwork Planet (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Back When We Were Grownups (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Amateur Marriage (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Digging to America (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Noah's Compass (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Beginner's Goodbye (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Spool of Blue Thread (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clock Dance (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Redhead by the Side of the Road (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
French Braid (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Picture Books

Tumble Tower (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Timothy Tugbottom Says No! (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Half-truths and Semi-miracles (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Teenage Wasteland (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Hogarth Shakespeare Books

The Gap of Time (By: Jeanette Winterson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shylock is My Name (By: Howard Jacobson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vinegar Girl (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hag-Seed (By: Margaret Atwood) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Boy (By: Tracy Chevalier) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dunbar (By: Edward St. Aubyn) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Macbeth (By: Jo Nesbø) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Contemporary Literature and the Life of Faith Books

(with Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, Tillie Olsen, Wendell Berry, John Updike, John Cheever, Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, Robert Olen Butler, Mary Gordon, Garrison Keillor, Allegra Goodman, Tess Gallagher, Tobias Wolff, James Baldwin, Gail Godwin, Annie Dillard, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Reynolds Price, Oscar Hijuelos, Richard Rodríguez, Patricia Hampl, Kathleen Norris, Kent Haruf, Peter Hawkins, SueMiller, Doris Betts, Frederick Buechner, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins, Carol Bly, Andrew Dubus, MichaelMalone, Alice Elliot Dark)

Listening for God Reader, Vol. 1 (By: Flannery O'Connor,Raymond Carver,Alice Walker,Garrison Keillor,Annie Dillard,Richard Rodríguez,Patricia Hampl,Peter Hawkins,Frederick Buechner,Paula J. Carlson,Peter S. Hawkins) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Listening for God, Vol. 2 (With: John Updike,Tobias Wolff,Gail Godwin,Henry Louis Gates Jr.,Kathleen Norris,Paula J. Carlson,Peter S. Hawkins,Carol Bly,Andrew Dubus) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Listening for God, Vol. 3 (By: Tillie Olsen,Wendell Berry,John Cheever,Louise Erdrich,Mary Gordon,Tess Gallagher,Reynolds Price,Oscar Hijuelos,Paula J. Carlson,Peter S. Hawkins) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Listening For God, Vol. 4 (By: Robert Olen Butler,Allegra Goodman,James Baldwin,Kent Haruf,SueMiller,Doris Betts,Paula J. Carlson,Peter S. Hawkins,MichaelMalone,Alice Elliot Dark) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Stories of the Modern South(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Writer on Her Work(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A World of Fiction(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Short Stories 1983(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Woman, New Fiction(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Listening for God, Vol. 2(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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Anne Tyler Synopsis: Tumble Tower is a 32-page picture book written by Anne Tyler and drawn by her daughter, Mitra Modarressi. Messy little girls are one thing, but messy little princesses need to be held to higher standards. Princess Molly’s father says that her room is a disgrace to the kingdom! In this story, Princess’ Molly’s messy room saves the royal family.

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