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The Beginner's Goodbye
by Anne Tyler | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 7/1/2014
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Chania): permanent collection


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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From amazon.com

"Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel about loss and recovery, pierced throughout with her humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles.

Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron grew up fending off a sister who constantly wanted to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, an outspoken, independent young woman, she’s like a breath of fresh air. He marries her without hesitation, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. Aaron works at his family’s vanity-publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life. 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—in their house, on the roadway, in the market—help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually, Aaron discovers that maybe for this beginner there is indeed a way to say goodbye." 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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This was perhaps not my favourite book by Tyler, but a good, touching story nevertheless. There's just something about her style that I absolutely adore.

Reserved to lukutuoli as a wishlist tag book. 


Journal Entry 3 by winglukutuoliwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Thanks for the wishlist book Annimanni! It was nice to meet in Sastamala today :) 


Journal Entry 4 by winglukutuoliwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, July 10, 2016

8 out of 10

I liked this touching, melancholic book and the atmosphere of it very much. Tyler writes in a fluent way, it's just a pleasure to read her stories. I liked this story to be as short as it is, I've learned to respect writers who don't need too many words to explain things they want to explain. Highly recommended to someone who wants to understand more about grief processes. 


Journal Entry 5 by winglukutuoliwing at Wishlist Surprise, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 11, 2016

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Released 10 mos ago (7/11/2016 UTC) at Wishlist Surprise, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Travelling to the next reader as a wishlist surprise. Enjoy!

KTMC 2016 # 52 


Journal Entry 6 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Thank you so much - Anne Tyler is one of my absolutely favourite writers, can't wait to read this!  


Journal Entry 7 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Sunday, July 17, 2016

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I agree with Annimanni, not my favourite of Anne Tyler's books, but still a warm and soothing story. I did enjoy it a lot - and it was my first summer holiday book this year! 


Journal Entry 8 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Sunday, July 17, 2016

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I put this on my permanent collection until I can buy another copy to it. 


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