Odyssey: Anne Tyler's Baltimore Families

Anne Tyler, who has lived in Baltimore since 1967, is the author of 21 novels mostly set in the city. She was married to an Iranian-born Johns Hopkins psychiatrist, raised two daughters, and continues to live and work in Baltimore. Her most famous novel, The Accidental Tourist, about a rather "odd" family is set in Roland Park and was made into a film starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis. Tyler's "modern" Digging to America family is part Baltimorean, part Iranian, and part Korean, but they all "dig" America. Her latest novel, Vinegar Girl, is about an "arranged" marriage. In three additional novels—Morgan's Passing, Back When We Were Grownups, and The Beginner's Goodbye—we meet, respectively, Baltimore's Everyman, a middle-aged widow who wonders what it would be like to be grown up, and a man regularly visited by his deceased wife.

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