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Publisher Comments:

Meet Macon Leary — a travel writer who hates both travel and strangeness. Grounded by loneliness, comfort, and a somewhat odd domestic life, Macon is about to embark on a surprising new adventure, arriving in the form of a fuzzy-haired dog obedience trainer who promises to turn his life around.

Review:

"Tyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Poignant...funny....Tyler has never been stronger." New York Times

Review:

"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

Synopsis:

“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 Macons insular world-and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.

“BITTERSWEET . . . EVOCATIVE . . . Its 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345452009
Author:
Tyler, Anne
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Travel writing
Subject:
Baltimore
Subject:
Psychological fiction
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Literary
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Subject:
fiction;novel;baltimore;family;american;contemporary fiction;romance;relationships;travel;divorce;20th century;literature;death;maryland;grief;movie;american fiction;humor;marriage;contemporary;dogs;national book critics circle award;usa;american literatu
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 6.
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.22x5.56x.77 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345452009 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Tyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one."
"Review" by , "Poignant...funny....Tyler has never been stronger."
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , “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 Macons insular world-and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.

“BITTERSWEET . . . EVOCATIVE . . . Its 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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