Coupon
The Accidental Tourist
by Anne Tyler


Overview - #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating...One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this." -- The Washington Post

"A body of fiction of major dimensions...Poignant...funny... Tyler] has never been stronger." -- The New York Times

In this irresistible novel, Anne Tyler explores the slippery alchemy of attracting opposites, and the struggle to rebuild one's life after unspeakable tragedy.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $16.00

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 92 copies from $2.99
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
 
 
 
Overview
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating...One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this." --The Washington Post

"A body of fiction of major dimensions...Poignant...funny... Tyler] has never been stronger." --The New York Times

In this irresistible novel, Anne Tyler explores the slippery alchemy of attracting opposites, and the struggle to rebuild one's life after unspeakable tragedy. Travel writer Macon Leary hates travel, adventure, surprises, and anything outside of his routine. Immobilized by grief, Macon is becoming increasingly prickly and alone, anchored by his solitude and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, an eccentric dog trainer too optimistic to let Macon disappear into himself. Despite Macon's best efforts to remain insulated, Muriel up-ends his solitary, systemized life, catapulting him into the center of a messy, beautiful love story he never imagined. A fresh and timeless tale of unexpected bliss, The Accidental Tourist showcases Tyler's talents for making characters--and their relationships--feel both real and magical.

"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

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780345452009
  • ISBN-10: 0345452003
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: April 2002
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.56 x 0.77 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds

Series: Ballantine Reader's Circle

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > General

 
BAM Customer Reviews