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  - 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  - jeffome - LibraryThing

St. Barts 2013 #7 - Enjoyable read of this, Tyler's first novel. She certainly has away of creating vivid quirky households of people you almost feel you've met in your life. A lot of material here ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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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, The Beginner's Goodbye, and A Spool of Blue Thread. 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. In 2015, her novel A Spool of Blue Thread became listed on the New York Times bestseller list and it made the Baileys Women¿s Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist.

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