Tinkers: 10th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

Tinkers: 10th Anniversary Edition By Paul Harding, Marilynne Robinson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paul Harding, Marilynne Robinson (Foreword by)
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Summer 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List

“A California publisher representative read Tinkers when it was released by the tiny Bellevue Literary Press 10 years ago, and her passionate support among indies helped send it to bestseller lists and eventually to win a Pulitzer Prize. A tiny novel, it’s one we hear customers hand-selling to other readers in that you’ve-got-to-read-this voice. The protagonist’s deathbed memories of his father are a meditation on life and death, written in impeccably lovely prose. Tinkers is incomparable.”
— Cheryl McKeon, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA


Special edition of Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel--featuring a new foreword by Marilynne Robinson and book club extras inside

In this deluxe tenth anniversary edition, Marilynne Robinson introduces the beautiful novel Tinkers, which begins with an old man who lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past, where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.

The story behind this New York Times bestselling debut novel--the first independently published Pulitzer Prize winner since A Confederacy of Dunces received the award nearly thirty years before--is as extraordinary as the elegant prose within it. Inspired by his family's history, Paul Harding began writing Tinkers when his rock band broke up. Following numerous rejections from large publishers, Harding was about to shelve the manuscript when Bellevue Literary Press offered a contract. After being accepted by BLP, but before it was even published, the novel developed a following among independent booksellers from coast to coast. Readers and critics soon fell in love, and it went on to receive the Pulitzer Prize, prompting the New York Times to declare the novel's remarkable success "the most dramatic literary Cinderella story of recent memory."

That story is still being written as readers across the country continue to discover this modern classic, which has now sold over half a million copies, proving once again that great literature has a thriving and passionate audience.

Paul Harding is the author of two novels about multiple generations of a New England family: Enon and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers. He teaches at Stony Brook Southampton.

About the Author

Paul Harding is the author of two novels about multiple generations of a New England family: Enon and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers. He teaches at Stony Brook Southampton.Marilynne Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and essayist. Her recent books are Lila: A Novel and What Are We Doing Here?: Essays. She lives in Iowa City and is professor emerita at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781942658603
ISBN-10: 1942658605
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English