(Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and Pulitzer Prize Finalist) Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary, in Anne Tyler's 10th novel, the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film of the same name. Macon is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a delightfully peculiar dog trainer who upends his insular world and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.
"Tyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one."—LATimes
"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."—Boston Globe