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Ladder Of Years Paperback – 1 Feb 1996

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"It is difficult to imagine a writer so prodigiously gifted" (Herald)

"Another winner from Anne Tyler" (Independent)

"Every scene breathes with intimacy. Lifelikeness almost lifts the characters off the page…scintillating with joie de vivre" (Sunday Times)

"Utterly compelling…wonderfully satisfying...virtually flawless" (Chicago Tribune)

"Anne Tyler is a writer of immaculate delicacy" (Observer)

About the Author

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread and Vinegar Girl.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (1 February 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099479419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804114929
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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