Item #5024 If Morning Ever Comes. Anne Tyler.
If Morning Ever Comes
If Morning Ever Comes

If Morning Ever Comes

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition. Cloth & Boards. Book Very Good+ / Near Fine Dust Jacket in Mylar Cover. Item #5024

An important First Edition (so stated) of Anne Tyler's first book, signed by the author who was only 22 years old when she wrote this first book. In grey and black cloth and boards and grey dustjacket. The book is quite clean and bright inside but there are two pinprick-size blemishes on the top edge, the top edges appear light pink (very slightly faded perhaps), there is light fading around the edges of the front cover and a narrow top strip of fading on the back cover top and fore-edges. The dustjacket is wonderful, complete and quite stiff still; the price of $4.95 is intact and the date "10/64" appears on the bottom of the front flap. A lovely copy by an important author. By the author of "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," "Saint Maybe," "Breathing Lessons," and "The Accidental Tourist."

In fantastic condition for the collector's library.


"Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," "The Accidental Tourist," and "Breathing Lessons" were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, with "Breathing Lessons" winning in 1989. A creative story teller since her earliest memories, Tyler consumed fiction including the brilliant Gabriel Garcia Marquez and talented Eudora Welty. She refers to Welty as her "crowning influence" and references "The Wide Net and Other Stories" as a favorite into adulthood. Welty's literary realism had an impact on Tyler's own "every day events" as literary themes. Her favorite novel as a child was Virginia Lee Burton's "The Little House," which itself appears in "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant." In interviews, Tyler recounts reading "Little Women" over 20 times a young girl. A fascinating individual and writer, Tyler has written over 20 books, with her most recent publications being "Redhead by the Side of the Road" and "French Braid."

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