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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
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"--Provided by publisher
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/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Wives
  • Bereavement
Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel, by Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a Reader's Guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Ballantine Books Trade Paperback edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780345533357
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013474295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The beginner's goodbye : a novel, by Anne Tyler
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a Reader's Guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Ballantine Books Trade Paperback edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780345533357
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013474295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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