A Widow's Story

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062082639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Unlike anything Joyce Carol Oates has written before, A Widow’s Story is the universally acclaimed author’s poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six years, and its wrenching, surprising aftermath. A recent recipient of National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, Oates, whose novels (Blonde, The Gravedigger’s Daughter, Little Bird of Heaven, etc.) rank among the very finest in contemporary American fiction, offers an achingly personal story of love and loss. A Widow’s Story is a literary memoir on a par with The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Calvin Trillin’s About Alice.

A Widow's Story

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007388160

Category: Authors, American

Page: 415

View: 6658

My husband died, my life collapsed.

A Child Widow's Story

Author: Monica Felton

Publisher: Katha

ISBN: 9788187649915

Category: Child marriage

Page: 279

View: 9808

A moving biography of a charming woman, Sister Subbalakshmi, and the inspiring story of her great reform.

Til Death Do Us Part

Author: Billie Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780805934335

Category: Grief

Page: 88

View: 4432

A Widow's Journey

Author: Gilda Zelin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595465870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 7730

"I feel that a woman who has become a widow can have a life."THE INTERESTS OF EVERY READER, male or female, who has lost a dear one are explored when Zelin delves into universal themes of life, love, and death, and touches hearts of all ages.Through memories, letters and reflections, 78-year-old Zelin speaks of the dilemmas of healing and learning to live after her husband's death. Mourning and grief, loneliness, humor and healing ("Sometimes I think that in every tragedy there exists bizarre comedy.") are related with courage and honesty-and hope. She comes to understand widowhood as a woman's issue that warrants awareness and understanding in our culture. Zelin speaks for the forgotten women-widows of all ages.

Love, Loss, Grief, and Moving On

Author: Linda A. Hulsizer

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973693253

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 312

Nothing could stop Doug and Linda Hulsizer from marrying on November 3, 1990. Despite their age differences, Doug and Linda were deeply in love. For the next six years, they were blissfully happy, never arguing and always praising God. But everything changed in late 1996 when Doug was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. In a candid account of her poignant journey before, during, and after her husband's diagnosis, Linda begins by sharing a glimpse into their beautiful relationship as they met, joined their lives, and walked through his cancer treatments together, bravely facing each task and obstacle just as they always had. After detailing how Doug's battle ultimately led to his death, Linda discloses how she subsequently learned a new way to live, sought therapy, and handled different challenges and responsibilities. In the final chapters, Linda details what it was like to move on with life and find strength in her faith, in being a survivor, in the memories of good times, and in the comforting knowledge that our angels are always with us. Love, Loss, Grief, and Moving On shares a widow's courageous story about her husband, his journey through terminal cancer, and how she learned to lean on God and herself to begin anew after his passing.