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List of the best Anne Tyler books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Anne Tyler is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. She is known for her many popular novels, all of which are full of beautiful language and well developed characters. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Anne Tyler who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.

The Accidental Tourist and Earthly Possessions are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list What are Anne Tyler's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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The Accidental Tourist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books

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Dinner at the Homesick Restaur... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books

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Saint Maybe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
Saint Maybe Anne Tyler

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Ladder of Years is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
Ladder of Years Anne Tyler

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Breathing Lessons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
Breathing Lessons Anne Tyler

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A Patchwork Planet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
A Patchwork Planet Anne Tyler

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The Amateur Marriage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books

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A Spool of Blue Thread is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
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Celestial navigation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books

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Digging to America is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
Digging to America Anne Tyler

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Back When We Were Grownups is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books

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Searching for Caleb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
Searching for Caleb Anne Tyler

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Morgan's Passing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
Morgan's Passing Anne Tyler

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Earthly Possesions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
Earthly Possesions Anne Tyler

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The Clock Winder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
The Clock Winder Anne Tyler

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A Slipping-Down Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books

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The Beginner's Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books

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Noah's Compass is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
Noah's Compass Anne Tyler

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The tin can tree is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books
The tin can tree Anne Tyler

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If Morning Ever Comes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anne Tyler Books