The Beginner’s Goodbye

by Anne Tyler

Friday, October 3, 2014

My kindle chose to die and take with it the long list of downloaded samples of every book I’ve fancied reading but haven’t got round to yet in the last few years. Of course it did that just when I was having a bad week and really needed the direction that a recommended reading list from my past self would give me. Fortunately I could fall back on my local library for random book inspiration and this one came up trumps. It was just what I needed to read. Not too heavy, but not too light. Not a great deal happens, but life changes irrevocably for the characters all the same, odd synergies appear out of everyday life where you least expect them. A quick and uplifting read that left me happier than it found me.