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Accidental Tourist | Anne Tyler
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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""
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So today I worked at a Brotherhood of St Laurence for their store opening, face painting and making balloons for all the lovely customers.
Of course at the end of my 4 hour shift (after I hungrily eat a free sausage in bread from their BBQ stand) I shop in the book section and found these little beauties!
I am listening to Clock Dance by Anne Tyler atm & I've just recently read her Patchwork Planet so I'm on the hunt for more Tyler novels!!

ljuliel Thanks for reminding me of Anne Tyler. I read some of her earlier books , but haven‘t read any new ones for several years. Accidental Tourist was my favorite of the ones I‘ve read. 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @ljuliel oh lovely, glad to remind you 😊 She is a new author to me and I'm eating her books up at the moment. Can't wait to read The Accidental Tourist. Also Breathing Lessons and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant which I've got copies of. What a terrific author she is! I'm on the hunt for more of her work now. 2w
ljuliel I hope you can find more ! She is a good writer. 2w
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Accidental Tourist | Anne Tyler
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#7days7covers #coverlove
Day 4
Post a cover you love for 7 days, no explanation. Wanna play @GingerAntics ?

Leftcoastzen Geez , I always liked this cover, I read it in September (wait for it) of 1987!?!?! 3mo
Ruthiella @Leftcoastzen 😂😂I remember the movie (Geena Davis!) 3mo
merelybookish @Leftcoastzen 80s covers have a vintage charm now. 😬 3mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella @Leftcoastzen I've still not read it or watched the movie. 3mo
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After rereading this engaging classic about the brazen dog trainer who rocked the lives of the overly rigid Leary family, I had to watch the movie again. Director Larry Kasdan loved the book so much, he met with author Anne Tyler who showed him all the places in Baltimore that she wrote about. And that‘s where many of the scenes were shot. The story reminds us that life isn‘t very much fun without change and a few surprises. 😊

PurpleyPumpkin I saw this movie years ago! When I realized that it was based on a novel, I resolved to read it. But I never did!!! Thanks for this reminder. 😉👍🏽 7mo
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I know I said I was not going to buy another book. I just could not resist. What's one more added to TBR pile?

Eggs Read this after I saw the film with Geena Davis; both were good 2y
TheSpineView I want to see the movie also. 2y
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Just another shout out in case you missed it. I‘m doing postcard swap #3 . Signups are now open. I‘ve also added a little more incentive. I purchased a copy of the book Had A Good Time, which is a really cool book by an author who collects old postcards then makes up stories from them. Mint condition hardback. I was so excited to find it. After the cards are all in, I‘ll draw a name out of the participants. One of you will win this book. 💖#pcs3

Aloisi_tribe That looks like a really cool book! 2y
Kaye Yes it is. I read it a l o n g time ago , and kept thinking it‘d be a great prize for these postcard swaps. I found it at Wooster bookstore today. Excellent condition , hardback, from 2004. @Aloisi_tribe (edited) 2y
Bookishthoughts Wow! That looks like a great book😊💜 2y
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Postcard Swap : Newbies & Lurkers Edition. Everyone is welcome, but I had a request from some of the newer members to do this one more time. Above is the collection of postcards I‘ve gotten from Litsy swaps. I‘d also like to collect more postcards. If interested, you will need to purchase one postcard for each person who signs up , mail them to me , and I‘ll mail you back a complete package of new cards from all over the US. 💖. #pcs3 @Kaye

Kaye *Also for those that missed out last time ! Hoping for the biggest one yet. 2y
Aloisi_tribe I‘ll do it again! Easiest and cheapest swap so far! I‘m excited to get my cards from the last swap. 2y
Kaye Thanks @Aloisi_tribe ✅ It is probably the lowest cost exchange , plus you can use them as bookmarks if you choose. 😁 2y
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wanderinglynn I‘m in! But question, do we send blank postcards or write something on them? 2y
Kaye Thanks @wanderinglynn 😊 I‘m thinking 🤔 on what to have folks write on these. No personal info will be asked. Just Litsy name and a random fact about books / your state. Once I get the list of interested folks, I‘ll send an email with more info. ✅ (edited) 2y
Kaye @LazyDays I wanted to notify you, as you were interested in another round ! 2y
Traci1 Oh this sounds like fun. I'd like to participate. 2y
UnidragonFrag This sounds really cool! And a swap I can participate in, finally, as postcards are super cheap 😄 2y
BookishMe Please add me to this swap! ;D thanks 2y
Kaye Thank you @Traci1 .. I‘ve added you to the list ✅ 2y
Kaye Than you @UnidragonFrag , I‘ve added you to the list ✅ 2y
Kaye Thank you @BookishMe , I‘ve added you to the list ✅ 2y
Bookishthoughts @Kaye yes please! Thank you 2y
Kaye Thank you @LazyDays , glad to have you along again. ✅ 2y
Bookishthoughts @Kaye im happy to participate thank you for remembering me💜 2y
OrangeMooseReads I would love to get in on this! I can afford postcards lol 😆 2y
Kaye Of course ❤️. If you can recall the names of the new members on the previous post, can you tag them ? Thank you. @lazydays (edited) 2y
Kaye It‘d be great to have you @OrangeMooseReads 😊 , added to the list. It really is fun. ✅ 2y
HoneyBeesKnees I would love to take part! Please add me to the list😀 2y
Kaye Thank you @HoneyBeesKnees 😊. It‘ll be great to have you ✅ 2y
cleoh Is it US only? (edited) 2y
Kaye I‘d love to include you @cleoh . It‘s fun to get cards from other countries. 😊 I may ask if you could toss in a couple bucks for extra postage , if it‘s ok ? ✅ (edited) 2y
cleoh @Kaye Yes! I‘m just in Canada, so it would be too much I don‘t think! (edited) 2y
Kaye Sounds great @cleoh . I can‘t recall mailing anything there so wasn‘t sure on the costs. It‘ll be fun to have you 😊 2y
cleoh @Kaye thanks for opening the swap to other countries! 😊 2y
Kaye You are welcome. We had a member from Germany in the past one. Very interesting to see postcards from a place I‘ll probably never get to see in person. ❤️. @cleoh 2y
theresidentromantic Yes! I'd love to, sounds great! Do you want all the same postcard or different ones? 2y
Kaye @theresidentromantic ✅ sounds great. ❤️ you can choose all one or all different , whatever you‘d like is fine. Thank you. Added to the list ! 2y
Bookishthoughts @Kaye @Readergrrl is interested. 😊😊 2y
ralexist I love postcards! Sounds like fun 🙂 2y
Chellebearss I‘d like to but I‘m in Canada. Is that ok? 2y
jamie_in_the_library Ooh me! Mailing from the US, but I would send international :) 2y
Readergrrl I would definitely like to participate!!! 2y
SaturnDoo I am interested but not sure I fully understand. So we mail all our cards to you in one shipment? 2y
Kaye Thanks @lazydays. Just got home 😊 2y
Kaye @Readergrrl Thank you, added to the list. ✅ 2y
Kaye Thank you @ralexist 😊 I‘ve added you to the list. ✅ (edited) 2y
Kaye Thank you @Chellebearss 😊. ✅Yes, I have another person from Canada in this one. As I told her, I may ask for some help with postage if it‘s very expensive. I‘ve never mailed anything to Canada. I‘d love to include you. ❤️ (edited) 2y
Kaye Sounds great @jamie_in_the_library 😊✅ Added you to the list. 2y
Kaye @SaturnDoo 😊, it‘d be great to include you. Yep, I found it‘s much easier to collect them all in one spot then divide them and resend. It‘d be much harder to keep track of when and where all the postcards were if we mailed them separately, would love to include you. ✅ 2y
CaitZ I'd like to join in too. I missed the last one. 2y
Kaye Sounds great @CaitZ I was looking for the posts of people who wanted to join and missed out last time. I‘m glad you are able to sign up Will send out further details in a bit. Will leave the post up a bit longer. You‘re added to the list 😊✅ 2y
Chellebearss @Kaye sounds great! Thanks! 2y
LibrarianRyan Okay K. I'll do it again. But now I'll have to pick some new authors!! 2y
Kaye Thank you @LibrarianRyan , you sweet little thing. I‘m thinking I might try something new for the backs this time .. Still working on it, but it‘ll be book related. It‘d be a pleasure to include you again. 😊✅ 2y
LibrarianRyan @Kaye luckily I work at the place that creates the wiki about all the Illinois authors so have a reference service. 2y
BookwormAHN I'd like to be added. It sounds like fun 😸 2y
Kaye Right you are @LibrarianRyan . You have all the info at your fingertips. 💖 2y
Kaye @BookwormAHN Sounds great , thank you 😊 will add you to the list. ✅ 2y
SaturnDoo Ok...got it. I'm in this 😁😁😁😁 2y
Kaye Great @SaturnDoo 😊. Once I close the signups I‘ll send an email explains everything in more detail. It‘s pretty easy to do. 2y
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Eh, it was ok, but in the book‘s defense I didn‘t really want to read it, so I knew I probably wouldn‘t be a huge fan, lol. I needed to read a book published in 1985 for Book Bingo and I‘ve never read anything by Anne Tyler, so I figured I would give it a shot. It wasn‘t terrible or anything, and it was well written, but wasn‘t really my thing, either. *shrug*

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Beautiful morning on the porch! ☀️😊

Accidental Tourist | Anne Tyler
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"...he saw now how such couples evolved. They were not, as he'd always supposed, the result of some ludicrous lack of perception, but had come together for reasons that the rest of the world would never guess." #junebookbugs #smugmarrieds

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Looks like I'm not the only one who is likely to look at their kindle library and think, "I #dontrememberbuyingthis."
I may not be able to say exactly which library book sale or thrift shop every book on my physical shelves came from, but I'll have a general idea. Whereas the kindle sales slip things into my kindle library, only to be found later, and wondered at... ????‍♀️⁉️

RealLifeReading There's something about buying on the kindle that's got Littens asking this today! 3y
Soubhiville @RealLifeReading I can't help it- when something on my TBR is under $5, I grab it. Apparently then I forget. 😜 3y
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Amazing books by amazing women. All 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


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"There's a trick to everything. That's how you get through life." Reading my very first Anne Tyler, finally, and enjoying it--because of lines like these.

KarenUK She's a gap in my reading too.... I should add her to my TBR for 2017 😊 3y
Kimmiesuze Love her. One of my favorite authors. 3y
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Accidental Tourist | Anne Tyler

Interesting story of grief and loneliness, OCD and unexpected relationships.

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I don't think it's fair that this book has to follow Station Eleven. I can't remember the last time I finished a book and wished it were longer. Station Eleven was beauuuutifully written and left me with so many feelings.

On to Anne Tyler! I've wanted to try something of hers for a while and The Accidental Tourist was a #dailykindledeal last month. I'm cautiously optimistic about this one.

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Just purchased this ebook. I recognized the name from the movie adaptation, which I've never watched.😳

Accidental Tourist | Anne Tyler
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I signed up to get daily emails of e-book deals. I got this one today 🤗 this was my homerun book from high school that kick started my love of reading! I may have to revisit this book 😍

Alfoster I love BookBub too!! 3y
Thedrunkstrawberry Book bub is awesome! 3y
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great sale today on one of my favorite Anne Tyler books 👍👍😀

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Accidental Tourist | Anne Tyler
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A heartfelt story about a man coping with the death of his young son & the struggles in coming to terms with it. Thanks to his & his family's eccentricities, you will chuckle as well as tear up. Tender, quirky, & a joy to read. Pair with: S. Pelligrino Sparkling Water, chilled, with lemon wedges.

KVanRead Also with popcorn made in your bedside popper 😊 3y
MrBook 😂👍🏻 @KVanRead ! 3y
Gayan Bedside popper, how very Grey Gardens of you. 😂😂❤️ 3y
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Oblomov26 Read this years ago and loved it 3y
[DELETED] 1728490109 My favorite Anne Tyler! And that awesome original cover. 👍🏼 3y
ashsbookmarks This was my home run book. I read it when I was in high school and it kicked off my love of reading 😍📚 3y
Dragon A great book. The movie was okay, Geena Davis is a quirky dog trainer 3y
LauraJ A writing teacher of mine used to suggest this as an example of how to write dialog. 3y
Hugoreads My favorite Anne Tyler💜 3y
AKinderman It's on my TBR! 3y
MrBook Wow, it's unanimous that Anne Tyler is a much enjoyed author! 😊👍🏻 3y
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Can't believe it took me so long to get to this Anne Tyler.

Liberty I love that book! ❤️ 4y
MelodySchreiber Me tooooo! I adore Anne Tyler. 4y
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