The Beginner's Goodbye The Beginner's Goodbye

The Beginner's Goodbye

    • 3.9 • 333 Ratings
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Publisher Description

The beloved bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving novel about loss and recovery, pierced throughout with her humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles.
 
Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron grew up fending off a sister who constantly wanted to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, an outspoken, independent young woman, she’s like a breath of fresh air. He marries her without hesitation, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. Aaron works at his family’s vanity-publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life. 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—in their house, on the roadway, in the market—help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually, Aaron discovers that maybe for this beginner there is indeed a way to say goodbye.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
April 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
9.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Nip & Tuck ,

The Beginner's Goodbye

Anne Tyler did an amazing job of writing about an everyday life experience with incredible seamless fabric. It was very engaging and I could not leave it for long. It assisted me in the grieving process and gave me insights into how we learn about others and ourselves even after terrible events in our lives. Not just deaths of a loved one. I would definitely recommend this book to all. We all grieve about many things in our lives and can relate to those feelings in others.

Corpus70 ,

The Beginner's Goodbye

I always look forward to a new Anne Tyler book. She is my favorite author. No one has her style of writing. The Beginner's Goodbye is an excellent read. I could not put it down. I only wish she would write faster. I can't get enough of her style of writing and her characters that I can relate to. Anne Tyler is the best. I only hope her next book publishes soon. This a must read.

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