The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

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How is The Accidental Tourist similar to the book Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant?

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Anne Tyler is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons, and eighteen other books, including Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982) and The Accidental Tourist (1985).

The two books, written back-to-back in that order, both deal with themes of abandonment, failure, death, and family. Each book has examples of the different memories experienced by family members, the loneliness of losing a loved one, and the unique quirks of family members.

In Restaurant , the three children of Pearl Tull each...

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