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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
"Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new 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. A beautiful, subtle exploration of loss and recovery, pierced throughout with Anne Tyler's humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles"--
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.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10038032
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
B44 2012b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel, by Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
5556746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
247 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739378540
Isbn Type
(lg. print : alk. paper)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn745979786
  • (OCoLC)745979786
Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel, by Anne Tyler
Publication
Control code
5556746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
247 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739378540
Isbn Type
(lg. print : alk. paper)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn745979786
  • (OCoLC)745979786

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