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The beginner's goodbye : a novel
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
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Book
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Desc:
197 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
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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.

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English
ISBN:
9780307957276, 0307957276

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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tyler, A. (2012). The beginner's goodbye: a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tyler, Anne. 2012. The Beginner's Goodbye: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tyler, Anne, The Beginner's Goodbye: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tyler, Anne. The Beginner's Goodbye: A Novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Print.

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