Accidental Tourist

ISBN-10: 0345452003

ISBN-13: 9780345452009

Edition: 2002

Authors: Anne Tyler

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“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . .THE ACCIDENTAL TOURISTIS 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.” –TheBoston 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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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 25, 1941. She graduated from Duke University at the age of 19 and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian and bibliographer. Her first novel, If Morning Ever Comes, was published in 1964. Her other works include Saint Maybe, Back When We Were Grownups, Digging to America, Noah's Compass and The Beginner's Goodbye. She has won several awards including the PEN Faulkner Award in 1983 for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Accidental Tourist, and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons. The Accidental Tourist was adapted into a 1988 movie starring William Hurt and Geena Davis.

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