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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020631
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Amateur Marriage




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

Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple - young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in Baltimore, he was smitten, and in the heat of World War II fervour, they marry in haste. From the sound of the cash register in the old grocery to the counter-culture jargon of the sixties, from the miniskirts to the multilayers of later years, we watch their lives unspool and see the consequences of their very mismatched marriage. **ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE** 'One of my favourite authors ' Liane Moriarty 'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan 'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve 'A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020631
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

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 Amateur Marriage

mesmerising

The Economist

The meanings of this beautifully written novel reach far wider than Baltimore. I shed a tear as I finished the Antons' story.

Paul Barker, Evening Standard

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