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Author Tyler, Anne.

Title The beginner's goodbye [electronic resource] : a novel / Anne Tyler.

Imprint [New York] : Books on Tape, 2012.


Description 1 sound file (6 hr., 22 min., 43 sec.) : digital.
Playing Time 062243
Note Downloadable audio file.
Duration: 06:22:43.
Performer Read by Kirby Heyborne.
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.
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 91668 KB; MP3 file size: 179445 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Description based on hard copy version record.
Subject Middle-aged men -- Fiction.
Wives -- Death -- Fiction.
Bereavement -- Fiction.
Widowers -- Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises -- Fiction.
Healing -- Fiction.
Life change events -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Accidents -- Fiction.
Spirits -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Ghost stories.
Downloadable audio books.
Added Author Heyborne, Kirby.
Other Form: Source record: Tyler, Anne. Beginner's goodbye. [New York] : Books on Tape, p2012 9780449013540 (OCoLC)786281007
ISBN 9780307969170 (electronic audio bk.)
0307969177 (electronic audio bk.)

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