Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Beginner's Goodbye

Tyler, Anne. The Beginner's Goodbye: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Print. 

If you liked The Accidental Tourist, you will love Anne Tyler's newest novel, The Beginner's Goodbye. Like most of Anne Tyler's novels, this book takes place in Baltimore and one of the featured relationships is between grown, slightly eccentric, siblings. There's nothing overtly religious about The Beginner's Goodbye, but it's a perfect book to read on Easter Sunday. It's an understated story about love, mourning, life after death, and rebirth.

To learn more about Anne Tyler and her newest novel, read the following reviews:

The Beginner's Goodbye: A Grief Observed by Heller McAlpin, National Public Radio.

Grieving Lessons: The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler by Julia Glass, New York Times.

Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye by Ron Charles, The Washington Post.