Picks and Pans Review: The Accidental Tourist

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

Anne Tyler's tender, funny novel is brought to luminous life by William Hurt as a travel writer who hates to travel, Kathleen Turner as the wife who leaves him after their son is killed, and Geena Davis as the goofy dog trainer who helps Hurt overcome his grief.

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