"A Spool of Blue Thread" and "The Beginner's Goodbye" are two of the most recent books written by Anne Tyler. As of 2015, she has published twenty novels, including several children's books and short stories.
Anne Tyler has been writing since 1964. Most of her books take place in Baltimore, where she herself has lived for most of her life. "Dinner at the Homesick Restuarant" is the story of Pearl Tull and her three grown children and their life after the abandonment of Pearl's husband. "Digging to America" is about an immigrant woman trying to adjust to life in the U.S.
Ms. Tyler has also written several short stories that have been published in Reader's Digest Select Editions, including "Back When We Were Grown Ups". Some of her books have been translated into Spanish and Italian. She has written two children's short stories titled "Tumbler Tower" and "Timothy Tugbottom Says No!". "Tumbler Tower" tells the story of a little princess whose bedroom is so dirty it is a disgrace to the kingdom. "Timothy Tugbottom Says No!" is about a little boy who doesn't want to try new things. Anne Tyler's book "The Accidental Tourist" was made into a movie in 1988.