Anne Tyler's 19th novel is rendered in the voice of Aaron, a 36-year-old small publisher who has just lost his wife in a tragic tree accident that nearly destroys their house. Piecing his life together in every sense, he moves in with his somewhat too attentive sister. In his recovery, he has a strange accomplice: He begins receiving visits from his dead spouse, apparitions that lead him to a new understanding of their marriage. Aaron's reflections are wise, haunting, and deeply moving; yet so artfully written that one early reader called The Beginner's Goodbye a "whimsical fable...so light that it practically floats off the page." A future bestseller certain to be a Mother's Day gift.