Monday, May 07, 2012

The Beginner's Goodbye - Anne Tyler

The Beginner's Goodbye - Anne Tyler (2012)

Aaron is a recent widower. After a small disagreement with his wife, he goes to bed for a nap, and is awakened by a crashing. Returning to his work and life after Dorothys death is difficult, and he begins to see her in different places.

In some ways I enjoyed this little book, I like stories about death and grieving and I felt it did a good job of portraying the lost feeling of losing someone close. The part I found difficult to believe was that Aaron was meant to be in his mid thirties. Everything about his character to me spoke of him being in his fifties or sixties. I could picture him in a cardigan sitting and eating his sandwiches at work.


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