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  • Published: 2 June 1989
  • ISBN: 9780099463702
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240

Earthly Possessions




From the Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestseller Anne Tyler. Earthly Possessions is now re-jacketed along with the rest of Tyler’s books in striking new backlist style

For thirty-five year old Charlotte Emory, leaving her husband seems to offer the only way out from the mundaneness of every day life's earthly possessions and emotional complications. In the bank, she withdraws enough money to escape a life and a marriage gone sour. But Charlotte is about to escape in a way she never expected, as a young bank robber takes her hostage, and they head south for Florida in a stolen car.

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  • Published: 2 June 1989
  • ISBN: 9780099463702
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240

About the author

Anne Tyler

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, Vinegar Girl and Clock Dance.

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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Praise for Earthly Possessions

My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world, is Anne Tyler... Brilliant, funny, sad and sensitive

Nick Hornby, Independent on Sunday

Funny and moving

The Times

A skilful novel by a writer in full flight from the obvious

Observer

Wickedly good

John Updike

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