Anne Tyler - The Accidental Tourist
<br><b>&a mp;#8220;POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . <i>THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST</i> IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS... Read More
<br><b>&#8220;POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . <i>THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST</i> IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.&#8221;<br>&#8211;<i>The New York Times</i><br><br></b>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&#8217;s insular world&#8211;and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.<br><br><b>&#8220;BITTERSWEET . . . EVOCATIVE . . . It&#8217;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.&#8221;<br>&#8211;<i>The</i> <i>Boston Globe</i><br></b><br><b>&#8220;Tyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one.&#8221;<br>&#8211;<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br><br><b>&#8220;A DELIGHT . . . A Minimize
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|Description: ISBN13: 9780345452009. ISBN10: 0345452003. by Anne Tyler. Published by Random House, Inc.. Edition: 85 More at Textbooks.com|
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|Fiction Subgenre||Conflicts & Dualities • Family & Friendship • Human Qualities & Behavior • Love, Relationships & Sex • Nature & Animals • Psychology • Death & Dying • Literary • Literary Genres & Types Of Novels • Men'S Studies • Travel Writing • Types Of Characters|
|Awards||1985 National Book Critics Circle Award, 1986 Pulitzer Prize|
Product Review Summary
2 Reviews from Epinions.com
Aug 18, 2010
Are You an Armchair Pilot?
Pros: Easily identifiable - maybe it's not popcorn for breakfast but we're all a potential Macon
Cons: Not sure it's possible to have a happy ending - someone's left out
By: CyndiA in Books at Epinions.com
May 28, 2006
The Accidental Tourist - Are dull people interesting?
Pros: Tyler is a strong writer.
Cons: The characters and story are not very exciting.