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The beginner's goodbye

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display_descriptionIn 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. "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."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetBereavement -- Fiction
FICTION / Family Life
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Middle-aged men -- Fiction
Wives -- Death -- Fiction
title_displayThe beginner's goodbye
title_fullThe Beginner's Goodbye
The beginner's goodbye / a novel by Anne Tyler
title_shortThe beginner's goodbye
topic_facetBereavement
Death
FICTION / Family Life
FICTION / Literary
Fantasy
Fiction
Literature
Middle-aged men
Wives