Author(s): Anne Tyler
Through every family run memories which bind it together - despite everything. The Tulls of Baltimore are no exception. Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl is left to bring up her three children alone - Cody, a flawed devil, Ezra, a flawed saint, and Jenny, errant and passionate. Now as Pearl lies dying, stiffly encased in her pride and solitude, the past is unlocked and with it, secrets.OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD'She?s changed my perception on life? Anna Chancellor 'One of my favourite authors ? Liane Moriarty 'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan 'Anne Tyler has no peer? Anita Shreve 'My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world? Nick Hornby 'A masterly author? Sebastian Faulks 'Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good? John Updike 'I love Anne Tyler? Anita Brookner 'Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour? Eudora Welty
'Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant is a book to be settled into fully, tomorrow be damned. Funny, heart-hammering, wise.' The New York Times
"Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humor. This new novel delighted me - perhaps her best so far." New York Times "A novelist who knows what a proper story is ... [Tyler is] not only a good and artful writer, but a wise one as well" Newsweek "Excellently done; the minutiae of domestic landscapes, the lunatic irrationality of family quarrels, the torments of sibling rivalry" Sunday Telegraph "In her ninth novel she has arrived at a new level of power" New Yorker "Eudora Welty proclaimed: 'If I could have written the last sentence of Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant I'd have been happy the rest of my life'" -- Eudora Welty
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her first novel, If Morning Ever Comes, was published in 1964 whilst her 11th novel, Breathing Lessons, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. In 1994, Tyler was nominated 'the greatest living novelist writing in English' by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.