Aaron, giovane vedovo ancora sconvolto dalla perdita della moglie, comincia a riceverne le visite. Per strada, al mercato, al lavoro, Dorothy lo affianca silenziosa nei mesi del lutto. Per Aaron, balbuziente, leggermente zoppicante, soffocato per tutta la vita dalle attenzioni di donne troppo premurose, l’incontro con Dorothy era stato una liberazione. Finalmente una donna diretta, pratica, che lo trattava come un uomo e non come un bambino da accudire. Ma ora che lei non c’è più, Aaron è ripiombato in un mondo dove tutti, dai vicini di casa, alla sorella, ai colleghi, fanno di tutto per rendergli la vita più facile e qualcuno già cerca di combinargli un incontro con una giovane vedova…
Con tono leggero e divertito, e la consueta capacità di tratteggiare i personaggi, Anne Tyler descrive il percorso tortuoso che dallo smarrimento della perdita conduce alla scoperta di nuove possibilità, sfociando in un inno alla vita e alla sua stupefacente varietà.
- ISBN: 8823515270
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 224
- Data di uscita: 26-05-2016
Some fans complain this book is too short. So read it twice. Actually, that's not a facetious comment. The second time through, slow down. You needn't be at all concerned about what happens next. Marvel at Anne Tyler's spare style. And ask yourself why it's not the same as other authors who limit th Leggi tutto
Out of the blue, a tree crashes down on Aaron and Dorothy's home - and kills Dorothy outright. Life as Aaron knew it was completely destroyed, along with most of his living room. Aaron and Dorothy had always been an "odd" couple according to Aaron's bossy sister, Nandina. (Anne Tyler's forte is inje Leggi tutto
DON'T JUDGE THIS BOOK BY ITS COVERS (review is below): What's up with the covers for Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye ? On the front of my edition, there's a gently lit photo of a slim young woman wearing a soft white blouse reading a book on a bed. It has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS NOVEL. Leggi tutto
In a novel that is as inspiring and uplifting as it is sad and deeply touching, Anne Tyler approaches loss and grief from the perspective of Aaron Woolcott. When he was a toddler, Aaron experienced a flu that left him physically handicapped on the right side of his body. He was so young that he adap Leggi tutto
After reading some of the reviews, I felt a bit off-kilter, as if I'm seeing something that wasn't intended by the author. Nevertheless, here's my impression: this story is about a man who, because of his physical limitations, resists closeness with other people, to the point that he marries a woman Leggi tutto
A few positives But not my favorite Anne Tyler book. I’ve owned the hard copy for years - thought it might be a light uplifting read with some Anne Tyler substance. Aaron’s wife died. And the story begins. Aron’s marriage was broken.... details unravel.... Another “okay” “alright”, book.. but nothing Leggi tutto
Anne Tyler's writing is impeccable as always. But I felt like this story just lacked the emotional oomph that her stories usually have. It was quite short, but I don't think that is its major fault. For me it was hard to imagine Aaron, our narrator, as a 35-year-old man in mid 2000's Baltimore. He s Leggi tutto
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