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Spoken Sound
Author Tyler, Anne.

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

Imprint [New York] : Random House Audio, p2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Audio CD  ACD F Tyl    ---  Available
 Parsons Audiobook CD Fiction  CD F Tyler,A.    ---  Available
Description 6 sound discs (ca. 420 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 063000
Note Unabridged.
Subtitle from container.
Performer Read by Kirby Heyborne.
Note Compact discs.
Duration: 6:30:00.
Summary 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.
Local Note 52
Subject Middle-aged men -- Fiction
Wives -- Death -- Fiction -- Sound recordings.
Bereavement -- Fiction -- Sound recordings.
Widowers -- Fiction -- Sound recordings.
Family-owned business enterprises -- Fiction -- Sound recordings.
Healing -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Grief -- Fiction
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction -- Sound recordings.
Accidents -- Fiction -- Sound recordings.
Spirits -- Fiction -- Sound recordings.
Families -- Fiction -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Heyborne, Kirby. Narrator.
ISBN 9780307969149

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