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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2011
February 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Jean bridge ,

A Widow's Story

Pure Joyce Carol Oates. Keeping herself alive, taking us with her in her struggle to do so, indeed, depending on our witness, as if we were all her friends (as perhaps we are), ranting, raving, poeticizing, weeping, enduring, Impossible not to love this, to love her. Thank you, Joyce.

Izreader ,

Tough read

Something is to be learned about human nature by reading Oates introspective memoir. However, I am half way through the book and I do not think I can finish. The story is simply too depressing, as the title implies, and I do not enjoy reading it.

Young widow ,

Review

As a young widow, I can truly see where Joyce speaks of all the trials and tribulations that a widow experiences. This is a must read for all who have lost their soulmate. Not a self help book but one that shows the journey that will experience in one way or another.

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