Monday, May 21, 2012

Book Review - The Beginner's Goodbye

The Beginners' GoodbyeThe Beginners' Goodbye by Anne Tyler

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As always, Anne Tyler creates characters full of emotion and real life situations. In this sad, bittersweet book, Aaron and Dorothy are married, but with tragedy striking not many years after with Dorothys' death. Aaron struggles to continue on without her and to also figure out how it might have been different. Could he have prevented the accident by changing his behavior?

The book title comes from the series of books his publishing house issues, all with "The Beginners" in their title. His co-workers, including his sister, all attempt to help Aaron through his loss. He sometimes "sees" his dead wife and has little conversations with her that helps him as well.

A story of love and loss and how people can make it through it all.

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1 comment:

  1. I was immediately struck by the title of this book as well as by the author! I've read a few of Tyler's works and have found them all very sad. Have you ever read Alice Hoffman, by the way? Great stuff!



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