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

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

Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel
Title
The beginner's goodbye
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Anne Tyler
Title variation
beginners goodbye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author give us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving novel in which she 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 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. 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
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
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10038032
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Wives
  • Bereavement
  • Ghost stories
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel, by Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn745979743
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780307957276
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011033507
System control number
(OCoLC)745979743
Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel, by Anne Tyler
Publication
Control code
ocn745979743
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780307957276
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011033507
System control number
(OCoLC)745979743

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