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The beginner's goodbye, Anne Tyler

Label
The beginner's goodbye
Title
The beginner's goodbye
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
Title variation
beginners goodbye
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author give us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving 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. 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
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.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Audio characteristic
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10202295
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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, Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19525095
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
6 audio discs (6 hr., 23 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307969163
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA3555
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn745979782
  • (OCoLC)745979782
  • 1576801
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The beginner's goodbye, Anne Tyler
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19525095
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
6 audio discs (6 hr., 23 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307969163
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA3555
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn745979782
  • (OCoLC)745979782
  • 1576801
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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