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The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
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Apr 16, 12

Recommended for: Everyone
Read in April, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: Twice

I first read this book about 25 years ago,I gave it three & half stars at that time,the book is the same but I am not. It gets five stars today. I understand the Macon
Leary so much better now. He seams to be so lonely in a crowd. A year after the death of has son he is still in mourning & is unable to open up even to his wife.
In the opening chapter his wife leaves him because of this, shortly after this he & Edward ( his sons dog) move back to the home he grew up in with his sister & two
brothers. Sometime later he has to leave go on a trip and has to board edward at an animal hospital ( his brothers & sister are afraid of him) this is where he meets Muriel & his life changes . Slowly with Muriel he begins to open up & enjoy life again.
On the cover of the paperback book from 25 years ago their is a small snipit from the Washington Post,I didn't notice it the first time around & it sayes the following
----one cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this-----I am going to spend the rest of this year(or however long it takes) rereading all the books
That I had given five stars to,just to see if they meet that standard.
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message 1: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Kubacki HI Bob, Anne Tyler is one of my favorites writer.
She has a new book that is just out, though her most recent ones are not as good as the first. My favorie is Searching for Caleb.


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