Aaron Woolcott, trentacinquenne titolare di una piccola casa editrice specializzata in guide per principianti, è rimasto vedovo da poco e sta cercando di rimettere in piedi la sua vita e la sua casa. In senso figurato e proprio; infatti la moglie Dorothy è morta in un incidente che ha dell'incredibile: un albero è crollato sulla veranda e l'ha travolta. Trasferitosi a vivere della sorella durante i lavori di ristrutturazione, ad Aaron, all'improvviso, riappare Dorothy. Sono incontri sporadici, brevi, ma gli danno un motivo per andare avanti, e anche per chiarire con lei alcuni punti rimasti in sospeso della loro non facile unione.
- ISBN: 8860888344
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 214
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
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
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
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
EXCERPT: The strangest thing about my wife's return from the dead was how other people reacted. We were strolling through Belvedere Square, for instance, on an early spring afternoon when we met our old neighbour, Jim Rust. "Well, what do you know," he said to me. "Aaron!" Then he noticed Dorothy be 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
As can be seen from my rating, this book was my least favourite of Anne Tyler's so far. Not because it was necessarily bad, but because it was the one that affected me the least. It deals with Aaron's loss of his wife and how he deals with his loss, and I think that if I had just lost someone myself Leggi tutto
Unless you've actually experienced a horrific event in your life that is so shocking it not only defines your past but also your future, it might be difficult to grasp the magnitude of The Beginner's Goodbye. In other words, that one day in your life...or maybe even minute...that defines everything
3.5, rounded up. Signature Anne Tyler. She knows how to get to the heart of a person in the first five pages and make you truly care about the everyday minutia of his life. I cannot ever remember reading an Anne Tyler that I didn’t like. This was no exception.
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