The Accidental Tourist: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Anne Tyler
Paperback- $10.90

“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”
The New York Times

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

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

 
  "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. Most would probably rate it either 2 or 3 stars. The unexpected death of a child fractures a marriage. The husband moves on to an unlikely partner, which seems to be the point of the author: who can predict love? My problem stems from the simple fact that I don't buy into Macon and the dog trainer as a couple. If you're looking for an Anne Tyler book, I'd recommend Saint Maybe over this one.

 
  "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.

 
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