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The Accidental Tourist
by Anne Tyler


Overview - #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who up-ends Macon's insular world-and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.  Read more...

 
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Overview
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who up-ends Macon's insular world-and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.
Praise for The Accidental Tourist
"Poignant . . . funny . . . The Accidental Tourist is one of her best. . . . Tyler] has never been stronger."--The New York Times
"Bittersweet . . . evocative . . . It's easy to forget this is the warm lull of fiction; you half-expect to run into her characters at the dry cleaners. . . . Tyler is] a writer of great compassion."--The Boston Globe
"Tyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one."--Los Angeles Times
"A delight . . . a graceful comic novel about getting through life."--The Wall Street Journal
"A rarely equaled richness and depth . . . Delicious humor . . . Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."--Newday
"Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating . . . One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this."--The Washington Post

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780345452009
  • ISBN-10: 0345452003
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: April 2002
  • Page Count: 352

Series: Ballantine Reader's Circle

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