The Accidental Tourist
Publication Date: November 2012
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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. Then he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who upends 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"
A rarely equaled richness and depth delicious humor Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place. "Newsday"
Joe Barrett has been a working stage, screen, and recording booth actor since 1974 and an award-winning and eight-time Audie Award nominated audiobook narrator since 1999. He also practiced law for five years--but don t hold that against him. Joe is married to actress Andrea Wright, and together they have four very grown children.