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

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

Label
The beginner's goodbye
Title
The beginner's goodbye
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
Title variation
beginners goodbye
Creator
Contributor
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
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
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
  • Wives
  • Bereavement
  • Middle-aged men
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The beginner's goodbye, Anne Tyler, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 sound discs (6 hr 30 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
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 3555
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)745979782
  • ocn745979782
  • OCoLC
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The beginner's goodbye, Anne Tyler, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 sound discs (6 hr 30 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
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 3555
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)745979782
  • ocn745979782
  • OCoLC
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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