Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Accidental Tourist

Scarred by grief after their 12-year-old son's senseless murder, 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, Tyler chronicles Macon's journey from lonely self-absorption to an 'accidental' new life with brassy Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow Bow Animal Hospital, who renews and claims his heart.