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The beginner's goodbye : a novel, by Anne Tyler

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The beginner's goodbye : a novel
Title
The beginner's goodbye
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Anne Tyler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this novel the author explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances in their house, on the roadway, in the markets. Only Dorothy's unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron has spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, independent young woman, she is like a breath of fresh air. Unhesitatingly, he marries her, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy's unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family's vanity publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life, that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye. This book is a subtle exploration of loss and recovery, pierced throughout with the author's humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles
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Title
The beginner's goodbye
Creator
Summary
When his wife dies suddenly after a happy marriage, a middle-aged man is devastated, but he gradually recovers with the help of his wife's ghost.
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
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10038032
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
B44 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
by Anne Tyler
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beginners goodbye
The beginner's goodbye : a novel, by Anne Tyler

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
      39.3681268 -104.8590461
    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
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