In what is perhaps her richest and most deeply searching novel, Anne Tyler gives us a story about what it is to be an American, and about Maryam Yazdan, who after thirty-five years in this country must finally come to terms with her 'outsiderness.'
"Tyler encompasses the collision of cultures without losing her sharp focus on the daily dramas of modern family life in her 17th novel." - PW
"A touching, well-crafted tale of friendship, families, and what it means to be an American." - Library Journal.
"Vintage Tyler, with enough fresh, new touches to earn her the next generation of fans." - Kirkus.
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Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis in 1941 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University, and went on to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. She has published seventeen books. Her eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Tyler is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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