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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this novel the author 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 markets. Only Dorothy's unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
B44 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Wives
  • Bereavement
  • Widowers
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Healing
  • Life change events
  • Grief
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Families
  • Spirits
  • Accidents
Label
The beginner's goodbye, a novel by Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780307957276
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011033507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 437107
  • (OCoLC)ocn745979743
  • (OCoLC)745979743
  • 420725
Label
The beginner's goodbye, a novel by Anne Tyler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780307957276
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011033507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 437107
  • (OCoLC)ocn745979743
  • (OCoLC)745979743
  • 420725

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