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The Resource The beginner's goodbye : a novel, Anne Tyler, (sound recording)

The beginner's goodbye : a novel, Anne Tyler, (sound recording)

Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel
Title
The beginner's goodbye
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
Title variation
beginners goodbye
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 market. 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
Summary
Sharing a happy marriage with the plain and outspoken Dorothy, Aaron, a physically disabled man who spent his youth avoiding a controlling sister, is devastated by his wife's sudden death and moves through the grieving process with the help of her apparition.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10202295
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
B44 2012ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kirby Heyborne
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heyborne, Kirby
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Wives
  • Bereavement
  • Widowers
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Healing
  • Life change events
  • Grief
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Accidents
  • Spirits
  • Families
  • General
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel, Anne Tyler, (sound recording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/503/000000000010503910.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 6:30:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn745979782
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 420 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307969149
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9780307969149
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
10503910
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)745979782
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel, Anne Tyler, (sound recording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/503/000000000010503910.gif
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 6:30:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn745979782
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 420 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307969149
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9780307969149
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
10503910
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)745979782
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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