43 Books Recommended by Anne Tyler


Anne Tyler is an American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published 20 novels, the best known of which are Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, The Accidental Tourist, and Breathing Lessons.

1. Being Polite to Hitler: A Novel by Robb Forman Dew


2. Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman


3. Bound: A Novel by Antonya Nelson


4. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson


5. Death In the Family by James Agee


6. Emily, Alone by Stewart O’Nan


7. Family Album by Penelope Lively


8. Father of the Rain by Lily King


9. Golden Apples by Eudora Welty


10. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby


11. Household Words: A Novel by Joan Silber


12. How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu


13. I Cannot Tell a Lie, Exactly: And Other Stories by Mary Ladd Gavell


14. Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks


15. Love Medicine (Newly Revised Edition) by Louise Erdrich


16. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes


17. Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux


18. Mr. Bridge by Evan S. Connell


19. Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell


20. Nemesis by Philip Roth


21. Old Filth by Jane Gardam


22. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson


23. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov


24. Rabbit, Run by John Updike


25. Rat by Fernanda Eberstadt


26. Room by Emma Donoghue


27. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett


28. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach


29. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards


30. The Call: A Novel by Yannick Murphy


31. The Defense by Vladimir Nabokov


32. The Empty Family: Stories by Colm Toibin


33. The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark


34. The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen


35. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead


36. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri


37. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham


38. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro


39. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx


40. The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker


41. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever


42. Time and Again by Jack Finney


43. Train Dreams by Denis Johnson



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