The Accidental Tourist

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The Accidental Tourist

By Anne Tyler

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345452009, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2002

Description
POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . "THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST" IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.
"The New York Times"
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.
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"


Praise For The Accidental Tourist

“INDISPUTABLY HER BEST BOOK . . .
It leaves one aching with pleasure and pain.”
The Washington Post

“Hilarious . . . and touching . . . Anne Tyler is a wise and perceptive writer with a warm understanding of human foibles.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Comic . . . Sweetly perverse . . . A novel animated by witty invention and lively personalities.”
Time

“Anne Tyler [is] covering common ground with uncommon insight. . . . Convincingly real.”
People