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  • Published: 2 June 1989
  • ISBN: 9780099337003
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208

The Tin Can Tree




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

When young Janie Pike dies in a tragic accident, she leaves behind a family numbed with grief and torn with guilt and recrimination. In this compassionate and haunting novel Anne Tyler explores how each member of the family learns to face the future in their own way.

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  • Published: 2 June 1989
  • ISBN: 9780099337003
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208

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 The Tin Can Tree

A wholly individual writer of considerable stature

Sunday Telegraph

Her touch is deft, her perceptions keen, her ear for speech phenomenal. Her people are triumphantly alive

New York Times

Miss Tyler is a writer whose special gift is to convey the richness, strangeness and unpredictability of seemingly everyday lives...She is a wholly individual writer and one of considerable stature

Sunday Telegraph

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