The beginner's goodbye

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"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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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bereavement -- Fiction, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, Large type books, Middle-aged men -- Fiction, Wives -- Death -- Fiction
title_display The beginner's goodbye : a novel
title_full The Beginner's Goodbye, The beginner's goodbye : a novel / by Anne Tyler, The beginner's goodbye [electronic resource] : a novel / by Anne Tyler, The beginner's goodbye [sound recording] : a novel / Anne Tyler, The beginner's goodbye [text, (large print)] : a novel / by Anne Tyler
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topic_facet Bereavement, Death, Fantasy, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Middle-aged men, Wives