The Accidental Tourist: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
61 Reviews
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

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.

  

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The writing flows well, and the pages turn with ease. - Goodreads
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But plot-wise nothing really happened. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Janice Williams - Goodreads

I read this book a few years ago and just reread it for the second time. (The copyright is 1985). It's a wonderful book, because, of course, Tyler's writing is so seamless, every word easing the story ... Read full review

Review: The Accidental Tourist and Ladder of Years

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very metaphoric…great read! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
18
Section 4
40
Section 5
55
Section 6
75
Section 7
132
Section 8
152
Section 11
199
Section 12
212
Section 13
232
Section 14
245
Section 15
252
Section 16
269
Section 17
280
Section 18
302

Section 9
180
Section 10
185

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About the author (2007)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her 17th novel. Her 11th, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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