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The Accidental Tourist: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Anne Tyler

Published: 2002-04-09
Paperback : 352 pages
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Recommended to book clubs by 2 of 2 members
“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 ...
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“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

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  "The Accidental Tourist"by seveld (see profile) 05/08/12

The writing drew me in. The story ended in an unexpected way but I found it real and enjoyed the book.

 
  "The Accidental Tourist"by Neyly (see profile) 12/19/11

The book generated discussion enough for me to give it a 'thumbs up' recommendation. However, I can't say I liked the book. Actually, I can't say any of the club members felt enthusiastic about the book.... (read more)

 
  "Loved the characters. Best book Anne Tyler has written and have read all her work."by goldenoldie (see profile) 09/12/08

 
  "Quirky characters"by kj1948 (see profile) 04/14/08

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