An Anne Tyler Companion


Best known as the author of The Accidental Tourist (1985), Anne Tyler has published 13 novels and almost 50 short stories. She has won numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her work has attracted the attention of scholars and general readers alike. This reference book is a guide to her fascinating fictional worlds. An introductory essay overviews her life and career. The volume then presents alphabetically arranged entries for her works and characters and for the various themes that figure prominently in her writings. The entries for her novels consist mostly of commentary. But because her short stories are less accessible, those entries also include extensive plot summaries. Many of the entries include bibliographies of reviews and criticism, and the volume closes with an extensive bibliography and appendices of places and songs mentioned in her works.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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