The Accidental Tourist

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The Accidental Tourist

By Anne Tyler; Joe Barrett (Performed by)

Brilliance Audio, MP3 CD, 9781455884551

Publication Date: November 1, 2012


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"