Books Anne Tyler Books by Anne Tyler Anne Tyler has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Anne Tyler Book Reviews Fizzy 'Vinegar Girl' Tames Shrewishness To Sparkle June 21, 2016 Anne Tyler's latest is part of a series of Shakespeare plays turned novels; she's turned The Taming of the Shrew into a modern screwball comedy about an absent-minded scientist and his daughters. Book Reviews Cozy 'Blue Thread' Is Unabashedly Domestic February 10, 2015 Anne Tyler's 20th novel will feel comfortably familiar to her fans — A Spool of Blue Thread is the long-haul story of an ordinary Baltimore family thrown into disarray by illness and sudden tragedy. Book Reviews 'The Beginner's Goodbye': A Grief Observed April 4, 2012 In her 19th novel, Anne Tyler returns to familiar themes, but with a supernatural twist. A grieving widower comes to grips with his wife's recent death with the help of her ghost. Anne Tyler's Baltimore Chris Hartlove for NPR hide caption toggle caption Chris Hartlove for NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books The Art Of The Everyday: The Alchemy Of Anne Tyler March 30, 2012 In her first broadcast interview in decades, novelist Anne Tyler introduces us to her new book, The Beginner's Goodbye; her Baltimore; and her definition of heaven. The Art Of The Everyday: The Alchemy Of Anne Tyler Listen · 7:47 7:47 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/148926821/149668742" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript First Reads First Read: 'The Beginner's Goodbye' By Anne Tyler March 23, 2012 An exclusive excerpt from Anne Tyler's new novel (out on April 3), the story of a grieving widower who is comforted by his wife's visits from beyond the grave. First Read: 'The Beginner's Goodbye' By Anne Tyler Toggle more options Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149154016/149175713" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> New In Paperback A Love Story Writ Large, How Men Think, And 'Iliad' Re-Imagined January 26, 2011 Julie Orringer's much-anticipated first novel is a love story set on the eve of World War II, while Anne Tyler's latest probes a man's personal awakening at age 60. Meanwhile, David Malouf re-imagines one of Homer's most famous encounters. In nonfiction, Dr. Louann Brizendine is back with a look at the male brain. Anne Tyler won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons. Noah's Compass is her 18th novel. Diana Walker hide caption toggle caption Diana Walker The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Anne Tyler's Everyday American, Nearing The End January 13, 2010 At 61 years old, the protagonist of Noah's Compass has lost his teaching job and is settling into a new, smaller apartment, when an act of violence changes his life. Noah's Compass is Tyler's 18th novel. Ryan Gibbons/NPR What We're Reading What We're Reading, Jan. 6-12, 2010 January 6, 2010 This week, Anne Tyler's new novel explores one man's rudderless existence, and Elizabeth Gilbert offers an older and wiser follow-up to Eat Pray Love. Also, a narrative of life in North Korea, and in Summertime, J.M. Coetzee offers a fictional biography of the author ... J.M. Coetzee.