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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
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
B44 2012
Literary form
fiction
The beginner's goodbye, a novel by Anne Tyler
Label
The beginner's goodbye, a novel by Anne Tyler
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When Aaron's wife Dorothy dies, he busies himself with work. But then Dorothy starts to materialize. At first, she only comes for a short while, leaving Aaron longing for more. Gradually she stays for longer, and the cracks that start to reappear in their relationship are as well worn and familiar to Aaron as Dorothy herself. As Aaron starts to emerge from his grief, they are also a reassuringly poignant reminder that life may move on, but some things will forever remain the same
Control code
13957304
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21 cm.
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Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780701187200
Lccn
2011033507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Chatto & Windus, London 2012 ed. has ISBN 9780701187200.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1155397
  • (eLGAR).b26463787
  • (OCoLC)745979743
  • (Nz)13957304

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