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  • Published: 22 March 1996
  • ISBN: 9780099591917
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432

Searching For Caleb




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

Ranging from the ragtime era to small-town America in the seventies, Searching for Caleb is a moving quest for a family's deepest roots - and a haunting story of growing up and breaking away, acceptance and rebellion.

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  • Published: 22 March 1996
  • ISBN: 9780099591917
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432

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 Searching For Caleb

Family sagas have such an endless appeal that whenever one meets a really good one, like Anne Tyler's Searching for Caleb, one wonders why anyone bothers to write a different form of novel

Auberon Waugh

Anne Tyler is a writer whose special gift is to convey the richness, strangeness and unpredicability of seemingly everyday lives

Sunday Telegraph

Strange and enchanting

The Times

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