Sound recording - Spoken

The beginner's goodbye [sound recording] : [a novel] / by Anne Tyler.

(Author). Heyborne, Kirby. (Added Author).
  • ISBN: 9780307969163 :
  • ISBN: 0307969169 :
  • ISBN: 9780307969149
  • Description: 6 sound discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Library ed.
  • Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape,

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Content descriptions

General Note: Release: Jan. 2012.
Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Kirby Heyborne.
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.
Subject: Middle-aged men > Fiction.
Wives > Death > Fiction.
Bereavement > Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Psychological fiction.