Tyler’s narrative genius is rooted in the ordinary
A Spool of Blue Threa. By Anne Tyler Chatto & Windus, €17. Reviewed by Sarah Gilmartin.
The conviction that everyday life can be finely observed and learned from is at the heart of Anne Tyler’s writing. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is an expert at portraying ordinary families doing ordinary things.
While characters in other books may bring the reader on remarkable adventures, the characters in Tyler’s work are busy getting on with the simple business of living, whether it’s the Tulls in Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant (1982), the...
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