If Morning Ever Comes

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Ivy Books, 1992 - Domestic fiction - 245 pages
22 Reviews
"A triumph."
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Ben Joe Hawkes is a worrier. Raised by his mother, grandmother, and a flock of busy sisters, he's always felt the outsider. When he learns that one of his sisters has left her husband, he heads for home and back into the confusion of childhood memories and unforseen love....

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User Review  - turtlesleap - LibraryThing

Anne Tyler's voice is very distinctive and I was a bit surprised to see it so well developed in her first novel. The novel is an exploration of family life and small town dynamics set (probably) in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Ann Tyler's first published book. This was an OK book, but she has evolved quite a bit as a writer since then. If this were the only thing of hers that I knew, I would probably not go looking for others. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
19
Section 3
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About the author (1992)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 25, 1941. She graduated from Duke University at the age of 19 and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian and bibliographer. Her first novel, If Morning Ever Comes, was published in 1964. Her other works include Saint Maybe, Back When We Were Grownups, Digging to America, Noah's Compass and The Beginner's Goodbye. She has won several awards including the PEN Faulkner Award in 1983 for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Accidental Tourist, and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons. The Accidental Tourist was adapted into a 1988 movie starring William Hurt and Geena Davis.

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