Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 355,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with light soiling to bottom edge in alike dust-jacket with chipping , edgewear, and soiling.
Scarred by grief after their 12-year-old son's senseless murder (he was shot by a hold-up man in a Burger Bonanza) , Macon and Sarah Leary are losing their marriage too. Macon is unable to cope when she leaves him, so he settles down 'safe among the people he'd started out with, ' moving back home with two divorced brothers and spinster sister Rose. Author of a series of guidebooks called Accidental Tourist for businessmen who hate to travel, Macon is Tyler's focus here, as she chronicles his journey from lonely self-absorption to an 'accidental' new life with brassy Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow Bow Animal Hospital.
Basis for the major motion picture starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis.