Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941, Anne Tyler won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel Breathing Lessons (1988) and has had several works, including The Accidental Tourist (1985), adapted to the big screen. At 22, she wrote “A Street of Bugles,” which appeared first in the November 30, 1963, issue of the Post. The story “grew out of a summer I spent in a small coastal town in Maine,” Tyler said. “One of the ways in which the town seemed unusual was that no one, not even the young people, appeared to want to leave.”

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