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
Title
The beginner's goodbye
Statement of responsibility
a novel 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
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
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bereavement
  • Middle-aged men
  • Wives
Target audience
adult
Label
The beginner's goodbye, a novel by Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780307957276
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011033507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/574541
  • PWmBRO
Label
The beginner's goodbye, a novel by Anne Tyler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780307957276
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011033507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/574541
  • PWmBRO

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