Skip to content

The Beginner's Goodbye
by Anne Tyler

RRP €11.35

The Beginner's Goodbye
by Author Name Anne Tyler

Book details for title
List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 17mm, 272pp
Publication date: 17 Jan 2013
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099572237


When Dorothy came back from the dead, it seemed to Aaron that some people simply didn't notice. The accident that killed Dorothy - involving an oak tree, a sun porch and some elusive biscuits - leaves Aaron bereft and the house a wreck. As those around him fuss and flap and bring him casserole after casserole, Aaron ploughs on. But then Dorothy starts to materialize in the oddest places. At first, she only comes for a short while, leaving Aaron longing for more. Gradually she stays for longer, and as they talk, they also bicker and the cracks that were present in their perfectly ordinary marriage start to reappear...


"A terrific writer... She's changed my perception on life'" Anna Chancellor "Deeply rewarding novel about grief and hope, infused with gentle humour" Sunday Times "A near flawless novel of love and loss ... exquisitely poignant but unsentimental" -- Rosemary Goring Sunday Herald "She's a master storyteller and inventor of character" -- Vanessa Berridge Daily Express "This novel's great achievement is to capture the tensions and subtleties of a married life cut short... I read it virtually in one sitting, but that's a fairly common experience with Anne Tyler books... I didn't want it to end. Which is also a fairly common Tyler thing" -- Viv Groskop Independent on Sunday