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  • Published: 3 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780099422549
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

Back When We Were Grown-ups




From the Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestseller Anne Tyler. Back When We Were Grown-ups is now re-jacketed along with the rest of Tyler's books in striking new backlist style


One morning, Rebecca wakes up and realises she has turned into the wrong person.

Is she really this joyous and outgoing organiser of parties, the put-upon heart of her dead husband's extended family? What happened to her quiet and serious nineteen-year-old self, and what would have happened if she'd married her college sweetheart? Can someone ever recover the person they've left behind?

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  • Published: 3 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780099422549
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

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 Back When We Were Grown-ups

Beautifully observed... Effortlessly brilliant

Daily Telegraph

One of her very best

Mail on Sunday

Superb... Beautifully conceived, masterfully executed... Out of the emotional confusions spawned by dislocated, dysfunctional families, Anne Tyler has produced - yet again - a scintillating comedy of manners

Sunday Telegraph

Like all great writers, Tyler creates her own world...she is that rare being: a writer so good that she lets you forget it. If you're one of the few who's yet to discover her, don't waste any more time: this ranks among her best

Daily Mail

Tyler, of the fresh, almost conversational prose, sharp dialogue and all too much human truth, really is one of the wisest and most perceptive observers crafting fiction as life

Irish Times

One of the funniest books I have read in a long time

Independent

An insight bordering on genius

Irish Times

My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world

Nick Hornby

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