If Morning Ever Comes

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Berkley Books, 1986 - Domestic fiction - 265 pages
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A touchingly funny tale from the Pultizer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe. Ben Joe Hawkes comes from a large, cheerful family of women. But when one of his sisters takes her baby and leaves her husband, everything--including his perceptions of the past--changes. "Phenomenal".--The New York Times.

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User Review  - Debby - Goodreads

This is Anne Tyler's debut novel written in 1964. I needed a break from the series I've been reading and this filled that slot. Read full review

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User Review  - Marilyn - Goodreads

Anne, Anne, Anne...couldn't you have had this recalled? I know you were only 22 when you wrote it, but really?? Here I've been acting as the self-proclaimed president of your fan club all these years ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

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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