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The Accidental Tourist
ANNE TYLER

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
89 reviews (1985) (352p)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction

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Book Description

"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


Other Award Winning Books by Anne Tyler
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
3674 reviews (2015) (368p) (Amazon Top100) (LJ More Best) (Booker) (Booklist)
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Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
278 reviews (2001) (304p) (Amazon)
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Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
109 reviews (1988) (352p) (PP) (NBA)
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
79 reviews (1982) (336p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (PF) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler
24 reviews (1980) (352p) (NBCCA)
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Anne Tyler Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 10  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 5  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 Breathing Lessons ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 3 Breathing Lessons · Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant · The Accidental Tourist ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 The Accidental Tourist ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 3 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant · Morgan's Passing · The Accidental Tourist ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 2 Breathing Lessons · Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 1 A Spool of Blue Thread ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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