Friday, May 29, 2015
The Beginner's Goodbye, by Anne Tyler
This book hooked me with its first line: "The strangest thing about my wife's return from the dead was how other people reacted."
The narrator, Aaron, works for his family's vanity press, which specializes in "Beginner's Guides" that aim to help readers cope with all the trials of life. But what about death? How does Aaron cope when his beloved Dorothy's life is cut short by a freak accident, changing the course of Aaron's life? Anne Tyler has laid out a soothing, healing path for Aaron, and for us, to take.