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The Resource The beginner's goodbye : [a novel], by Anne Tyler, (sound recording)

The beginner's goodbye : [a novel], by Anne Tyler, (sound recording)

Label
The beginner's goodbye : [a novel]
Title
The beginner's goodbye
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
by Anne Tyler
Title variation
beginners goodbye
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
When his wife dies suddenly after a happy marriage, a middle-aged man is devastated, but he gradually recovers with the help of his wife's ghost.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Audio
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10202295
Cataloging source
TEFBT
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
B44 2012ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kirby Heyborne
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The beginner's goodbye : [a novel], by Anne Tyler, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
5557942
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 64 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307969163
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA3555
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn771916715
  • (OCoLC)771916715
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The beginner's goodbye : [a novel], by Anne Tyler, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
5557942
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 64 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307969163
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA3555
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn771916715
  • (OCoLC)771916715
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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