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. Then he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who upends Maconâs insular worldâand thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.
âBittersweetâ¦ Evocativeâ¦ Itâs easy to forget this is the warm lull of fiction; you half-expect to run into her characters at the dry cleaners.â¦ Tyler [is] a writer of great compassion.â âThe Boston Globe
âTyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one.â âLos Angeles Times
âA delightâ¦ A graceful comic novel about getting through life.â âThe Wall Street Journal
âA rarely equaled richness and depthâ¦delicious humorâ¦ Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place.â âNewsday
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