The beginner's goodbye a novel
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Published:
[New York] : Random House Audio, p2012.
Format:
CD audio book
Physical Desc:
6 sound discs (ca. 420 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Audiobook
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Description
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 spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, self-dependent 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307969149 (pkg.), 0307969142 (pkg.)
UPC:
9780307969149

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Unabridged.
General Note
Subtitle from container.
General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
Duration: 6:30:00.
Participants/Performers
Read by Kirby Heyborne.
Description
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tyler, A., & Heyborne, K. (2012). The beginner's goodbye: a novel. [New York]: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tyler, Anne and Kirby. Heyborne. 2012. The Beginner's Goodbye: A Novel. [New York]: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tyler, Anne and Kirby. Heyborne, The Beginner's Goodbye: A Novel. [New York]: Random House Audio, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tyler, Anne., and Kirby Heyborne. The Beginner's Goodbye: A Novel. [New York]: Random House Audio, 2012.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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