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The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
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really liked it
bookshelves: european-holiday-reading-2016

This is the first “classic” Tyler I’ve read, after her three most recent novels, and although I kept being plagued by odd feelings of ‘reverse déjà vu’, I really enjoyed it. This story of staid, reluctant traveler Macon Leary and how his life is turned upside down by a flighty dog trainer is all about the patterns of behavior we get stuck in. Tyler suggests that occasionally journeying into someone else’s unpredictable life might change ours for the good.
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Reading Progress

June 4, 2016 – Started Reading
June 4, 2016 – Shelved
June 8, 2016 –
page 165
40.64% "I'm having a weird case of reverse déjà vu with this one, i.e. it keeps reminding me of her 3 most recent novels (the only others of hers I've read). Man whose wife has just left him and who writes offbeat guidebooks -- The Beginner's Goodbye. Odd household habits, including misuse of a dishwasher -- Vinegar Girl. The family dynamics plus dementia -- A Blue Spool of Thread. Baltimore, well, that goes without saying."
June 10, 2016 – Finished Reading
June 25, 2016 – Shelved as: european-holiday-reading-2016

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