The Accidental Tourist: A Novel
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.
Praise for The Accidental Tourist
“Poignant . . . funny . . . The Accidental Tourist is one of her best. . . . [Tyler] has never been stronger.”—The New York Times
“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.”—Newday
“Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating . . . One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this."—The Washington Post
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Noah_Schumacher - LibraryThing
As many of us know, life is filled with interesting characters. A good friend of mine on many occasions says, "everyone we encounter in life is a unique character in our story." He says this because ... Read full review
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Macon, writer of a travel series, tries to live alone after his wife leaves, but does not do very well. Gentle humour mixed with bitter-sweet emotion, and enjoyable caricature. A pleasant read. Read full review