A Widow ́s Tale and Other Stories

Author: Mrs. Oliphant

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732687716

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 8046

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Author: Maggie Andrews,Janis Lomas

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750995912

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9824

Historically seen as figures of pity and foreboding - poverty stricken receivers of charity, tragic figures dressed in black and even sometimes sexually voracious predators or witches - widows have been subject to powerful stereotypes that have endured for centuries. But for many women, widowhood unfolded into a vastly more complex story. From being property of men and housekeepers - the owners of nothing - they found themselves suddenly enfranchised, empowered and free to conduct themselves however they wished. From determined suffrage campaigners and politicians, to entrepreneurs and newly self-made women, the effect of widows' might can be seen throughout history. Here eminent historians Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas pull together the stories of fascinating women and their exploits after being widowed, and show how their greatest loss became, in many ways, their biggest gain.

Widows' Words

Author: Nan Bauer-Maglin

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813599555

Category: Self-Help

Page: 238

View: 7595

Becoming a widow is one of the most traumatic life events that a woman can experience. Yet, as this remarkable new collection reveals, each woman responds to that trauma differently. Here, forty-three widows tell their stories, in their own words. Some were widowed young, while others were married for decades. Some cared for their late partners through long terminal illnesses, while others lost their partners suddenly. Some had male partners, while others had female partners. Yet each of these women faced the same basic dilemma: how to go on living when a part of you is gone. Widows’ Words is arranged chronologically, starting with stories of women preparing for their partners’ deaths, followed by the experiences of recent widows still reeling from their fresh loss, and culminating in the accounts of women who lost their partners many years ago but still experience waves of grief. Their accounts deal honestly with feelings of pain, sorrow, and despair, and yet there are also powerful expressions of strength, hope, and even joy. Whether you are a widow yourself or have simply experienced loss, you will be sure to find something moving and profound in these diverse tales of mourning, remembrance, and resilience.

Widows - Our Words and Ways: A Collection of Personal Stories

Author: Barbara Kretchmar

Publisher: Mill City Press

ISBN: 1545661065

Category: Self-Help

Page: 218

View: 7803

Becoming a widow is a most lonely, frightening experience. Widows - Our Words and Ways is an opportunity for a widow to relate to and learn from other women who have suffered the pain and challenges of losing a spouse. Regardless of who the widow is, she will hopefully find in these pages one or more individuals to whom she will relate and numerous nuggets of wisdom to help her move forward with her life. This book aims to help and inspire widows of different ages from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds and whose spouses died under various circumstances. §§ “An inspiring book on a heart wrenching subject: Twenty-five widows speak for themselves, offering surprising comfort and unique survival strategies that only those who have been there could be wise enough to conceive.” Judith Sills, Ph.D., Psychologist, Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Excess Baggage, Contributor to The Today Show, Psychology Today, past regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. §§ “I know all too well the subject of this book. If only it had existed at the time of my loss. Yet, even now, this book has given much to me. In these pages, I hear the voices of women from all walks of life, united in the sharing of yesterday’s loss and tomorrow’s hope. More than consolation, Widows – Our Words and Ways, offers an outreached hand.” Linda Richardson, New York Times bestselling author and Founder of Richardson, an International Sales Performance Company. Barbara Metsky Kretchmar, a New York City native, graduated from Hunter College High School, Harpur College (S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton), and Syracuse University College of Law. She was widowed at 46 years old with two young sons, 13 and 11, when her husband died in 1990.

A World of Widows

Author: Margaret Owen

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856494205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 7380

A World of Widows provides a global overview of the status for widowhood. Neglected by social policy researches, international human rights activists and the women's movement, the status of the world's widows - legal, social, cultural, and economic - is an urgent issue given the extent and the severity of the discrimination against them. Margaret Own explores the process of becoming a widow; poverty and social security in the context of widowhood; differing laws and customs regarding widow's inheritance; the situation of widows who remarry and issues of sexuality and health. She also looks at the needs of specific groups of widows - refugees, older widows, child widows - and widowhood in the context of AIDS. Throughout, she shows the prevalence of discrimination against widows in inheritance rights, land ownership, custody of children, security of home and shelter, nutrition and health. The book concludes with a summary of widowhood as a human rights issues and an overview of widows themselves organising for change.

Widows Peek

Author: Renette Torres et al.

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452570078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

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Widows Peek shows you a magnified view of the unsettling life changes after the death of a husband through the eyes of nine courageous women who share their stories of love, loss and starting over. Being a widow has never been an everyday topic of conversation, but it should be. You will meet these widows who came together to share their personal experiences through intimate accounts, revealing powerful truths and profound discoveries that are inspiring enough to help any woman get through that horrible void. Although there is loneliness, we are not alone. We have learned that widowhood is a huge, life-altering, but growing experience. We also learned that there is no book written by a group of women for women that details the pain, sorrow, coping, and eventual recovery from the loss of a spouse. The need for such a book is apparent, a book that explores the lives of women transformed by widowhood, in which we share our own unique way of dealing with the death of our loved one. These pages are written with real emotion, warmth, and even with unexpected humor. Not just anybody can be a widow; it can only and exclusively be … a woman!

THE WIDOW’S SON - A Scandinavian Fairy Tale

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 8822810325

Category: Fiction

Page: 38

View: 6616

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 391 In this 391st issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Fairy Tale "THE WIDOW’S SON”. A long time ago and far, far away, in a land of ice and snow called Scandinavia, which is at the top of the world, a poor, poor Widow, who had an only Son battled to bring him up. After he had been confirmed, she said she couldn’t feed him any longer and that he must go out and earn his own bread. So the lad wandered out into the world, and when he had walked a day or so, a strange man met him. The man asked what he was about. The boy told him and the man offered him a position where he would be cared for. “You’ll only have to keep me company, and do nothing at all else beside.” So the boy agreed and went to live in the man’s house. There they lived on the fat of the land, both in meat and drink, and had little or nothing to do. One day the man said: “I’m going off for eight days, and that time you’ll have to spend here all alone; but you must not go into any one of these four rooms here. If you do, your life will be forfeit.” To this the boy agreed. Even so, once the man went away, he went into the first room. What did he see? Also, what happened when the man returned you ask…? Well many things happened, some silly and some serious. To find the answers to these questions, and others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find the answers to your questions! Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Buy any of the 390+ Baba Indaba Children’s Stories on Google Play using the URL listed in the book. ALSO INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

The Widows' Might

Author: Vivian Bruce Conger

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814717110

Category: History

Page: 272

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In early American society, one’s identity was determined in large part by gender. The ways in which men and women engaged with their communities were generally not equal: married women fell under the legal control of their husbands, who handled all negotiations with the outside world, as well as many domestic interactions. The death of a husband enabled women to transcend this strict gender divide. Yet, as a widow, a woman occupied a third, liminal gender in early America, performing an unusual mix of male and female roles in both public and private life. With shrewd analysis of widows’ wills as well as prescriptive literature, court appearances, newspaper advertisements, and letters, The Widows’ Might explores how widows were portrayed in early American culture, and how widows themselves responded to their unique role. Using a comparative approach, Vivian Bruce Conger deftly analyzes how widows in colonial Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Maryland navigated their domestic, legal, economic, and community roles in early American society.

Older Widows and the Life Course

Author: Pat Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351152149

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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Later-life widowhood is the expectation of most older wives, since statistically women live longer than men and tend to marry men older than themselves. Despite this there has been little coverage of the complexities of later-life widowhood. In this book Pat Chambers redresses this balance, combining an analysis of the literature that does exist with qualitative research amongst older widows. The research reveals a multi-faceted experience of later-life widowhood. Older widows life stories challenge the dominant public narrative of misery and decline, pointing instead to a complexity of experience which is rooted in personal biography and the female life course rather than in later-life widowhood itself. Chambers develops the concept of multiple narratives as a way of uncovering the complex, but often hidden lives of older widows. Without such an understanding, she argues, it is all too easy to subscribe to the powerfully dominant public narrative and thus to misinterpret older widows current needs and aspirations. This is an engaging and original study of a key topic for gerontological research and will be of great interest to sociologists and social policy scholars who study ageing and the life course.

The Sisterhood of Widows

Author: Mary Francis

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1600377831

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 220

View: 4377

There are 13,455,127 widows in the United States and Canada. The Sisterhood of Widows is a powerful book of healing containing sixteen true stories from widows of all walks of life who reflect and comment about life after the death of their husbands. Their stories cover death from accidents, cancer, heart attacks, and even suicide. All are told in a truthful and sometimes painful manner. Emotionally every widow handles loss differently and yet there is a common bond they share that makes them part of a sisterhood. And each widows story provides guidance and insight into human nature and the journey of perseverance through grief.