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Anne Tyler: A New Collection (1991) contains three of Tyler’s most critically acclaimed books published between 1976 and 1988: The Accidental Tourist, Breathing Lessons, and Searching for Caleb.
In Anne Tyler as Novelist, David Salwak has collected seventeen essays by highly respected contemporary critics writing about the distinctive features that have earned Anne Tyler a body of devoted readers and critical admirers. The 1994 collection addresses major themes, characterization, and style in Tyler’s work.
Robert W. Croft’s An Anne Tyler Companion (1998) provides a comprehensive look at Tyler’s work and includes a listing of annotated characters, themes, and works. Croft also provides a comprehensive chronology of Tyler’s life and influences.
The 1970s (2000), a collection of essays written by respected historians and academics and edited by Mark Ray Schmidt, provides an overview of the major political, social, cultural, and environmental themes that shaped the 1970s.
The Misunderstood Gene (2001), written by Michel Morange and translated by Matthew Cobb, provides a history of the gene. The book investigates what genes actually do and how they affect behavior and control life and death.
The Role of the State Hospital in the Twenty- First Century (1999), edited by William D. Spalding, is a collection of critical essays that investigate the evolution of the state hospital and its future role in American society.
My Children, My Gold: A Journey to the World of Seven Single Mothers (1994), by Debbie Taylor, discusses the experiences of single mothers from a cross-cultural perspective.