I wish I had made a note about where I got the title The Beginners Goodbye by Anne Tyler, because I might understand why I chose to read it. Sure, Anne Tyler is a Pulitzer Prize winning author, but rarely does that motivate me to pick up a book. Detour... I did some research and it was a Ladies Home Journal Magazine Book Club book. Since for months while accompanying my son to therapy, I read all of the back issues of LHJ, that is probably where I got this book.
"Why does she write about how she found this book?" It is a such a detour from the frou-frou romances that we know I love. Additionally, it isn't a memoir or biography which is my other choice. It is fiction and addresses mourning and death. It has a main character with tremendous personality and character flaws, yet he is compelling as he works through the tragic death of his wife. He learns, grows and I won't spoil the end that was worth it. It is a short book, however not really a quick read as I found myself pondering his situations.