“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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This is a story of an obsessively organized man, whose ordered world falls apart when his son is senselessly killed and his wife leaves him. He moves in with his sister and brothers and relaxes in the strictly organized household where he then meets Muriel who has a frenetic personality.From the Back Cover:
“INDISPUTABLY HER BEST BOOK . . .
It leaves one aching with pleasure and pain.”
– The Washington Post
“Hilarious . . . and touching . . . Anne Tyler is a wise and perceptive writer with a warm understanding of human foibles.”
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Comic . . . Sweetly perverse . . . A novel animated by witty invention and lively personalities.”
“Anne Tyler [is] covering common ground with uncommon insight. . . . Convincingly real.”
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Book Description Vintage Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001696754
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