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A Widow's Story

By Joyce Carol Oates
  • ISBN Code: : 0062082639
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

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  • Total of Pages : 112
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Book Short Summary:

Collects The Web Of Black Widow (2019) #1-5. The spy tale of the century! Natasha Romanoff is the deadliest spy in the Marvel Universe and the beating heart of the Avengers. But when a mysterious figure starts exploiting her murky past, the Widow must go underground and off the grid! Who can she trust in this web of deceit? And more important, can her friends trust her anymore? Natasha must run down all the names from her past — starting with Tony Stark and Bucky Barnes! The Widow and the Winter Soldier have quite a history — but when they reunite, they may wind up without a future. Fellow Black Widow Yelena Belova comes calling, but can she help Natasha rise above her past? And when the Widow targets Hawkeye, she might find herself shot through the heart!

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Total of Pages : 192
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  • Pdf File: the-witches-of-eastwick.pdf

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“John Updike is the great genial sorcerer of American letters [and] The Witches of Eastwick [is one of his] most ambitious works. . . . [A] comedy of the blackest sort.”—The New York Times Book Review Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick—and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche. “A great deal of fun to read . . . fresh, constantly entertaining . . . John Updike [is] a wizard of language and observation.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Vintage Updike, which is to say among the best fiction we have.”—Newsday

The Smallest Lights in the Universe

By Sara Seager
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385692803
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 108
  • Pdf File: the-smallest-lights-in-the-universe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Canadian MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager interweaves the story of her search for meaning and solace after losing her first husband to cancer, her unflagging search for an Earth-like exoplanet and her unexpected discovery of new love. Sara Seager has made it her life's work to peer into the spaces around stars--looking for exoplanets outside our solar system, hoping to find the one-in-a-billion world enough like ours to sustain life. But with the unexpected death of her husband, her life became an empty, lightless space. Suddenly, she was the single mother of two young boys, a widow at forty, clinging to three crumpled pages of instructions her husband had written for things like grocery shopping--things he had done while she did pioneering work as a planetary scientist at MIT. She became painfully conscious of her Asperger's, which before losing her husband had felt more like background noise. She felt, for the first time, alone in the universe. In this probing, invigoratingly honest memoir, Seager tells the story of how, as she stumblingly navigated the world of grief, she also kept looking for other worlds. She continues to develop groundbreaking projects, such as the Starshade, a sunflower-shaped instrument that, when launched into space, unfurls itself so as to block planet-obscuring starlight, and she takes solace in the alien beauty of exoplanets. At the same time, she discovers what feels every bit as wondrous: other people, reaching out across the space of her grief. Among them are the Widows of Concord, a group of women offering consolation and advice, and her beloved sons, Max and Alex. Most unexpected of all, there is another kind of one-in-a-billion match with an amateur astronomer. Equally attuned to the wonders of deep space and human connection, The Smallest Lights in the Universe is its own light in the dark.

Black Widow

By Leslie Gray Streeter
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316490725
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 126
  • Pdf File: black-widow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With her signature warmth, hilarity, and tendency to overshare, Leslie Gray Streeter gives us real talk about love, loss, grief, and healing in your own way that "will make you laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page" (James Patterson). Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she'd wear her favorite curve-hugging leopard print dress to Scott's funeral; he loved her in that dress! But, here she is, having lost her soulmate to a sudden heart attack, totally unsure of how to navigate her new widow lifestyle. ("New widow lifestyle." Sounds like something you'd find products for on daytime TV, like comfy track suits and compression socks. Wait, is a widow even allowed to make jokes?) Looking at widowhood through the prism of race, mixed marriage, and aging, Black Widow redefines the stages of grief, from coffin shopping to day-drinking, to being a grown-ass woman crying for your mommy, to breaking up and making up with God, to facing the fact that life goes on even after the death of the person you were supposed to live it with. While she stumbles toward an uncertain future as a single mother raising a baby with her own widowed mother (plot twist!), Leslie looks back on her love story with Scott, recounting their journey through racism, religious differences, and persistent confusion about what kugel is. Will she find the strength to finish the most important thing that she and Scott started? Tender, true, and endearingly hilarious, Black Widow is a story about the power of love, and how the only guide book for recovery is the one you write yourself.

A Gift of Love

By Linda Della Donna
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  • Publisher : ArchwayPublishing
  • Book Code : 1480804010
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: a-gift-of-love.pdf

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Like two chips in a cookie, Linda and Ed Sclier were rolling happily along in their marriageonly to have everything come undone when Ed was diagnosed with cancer. Less than a year later, he died, turning Lindas world upside down. In A Gift of Love, she narrates her grief journey, shares the highlights of the wonderful man she fell in love with and married, describes the love they shared, and tells about the woman she has become since her soul mate died. While tracing a golden thread of treasured memories, A Gift of Love shares the struggles of a dying man, his untimely death, and his widows deepest sorrows. Telling the story of their lives and her sorrow with grace and honesty, Linda gives a step-by-step accounting of love, loss, and the celebration of her soul mates end, while marking her new beginning. More than fulfilling the promise she made to her husband on his deathbed to write his story, this memoir teaches lifes valuable lesson: when you lose a spouse, life goes onand love does live forever. Most of all, it acts as a reminder that though life can change suddenly, each one of us possesses the power to decide to accept the unthinkable.

The Widow's House

By Carol Goodman
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062562630
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 693
  • Pdf File: the-widow-s-house.pdf

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This chilling novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages blends the gothic allure of Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca and the crazed undertones of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper with the twisty, contemporary edge of A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife—a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in New York’s Hudson Valley. When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation—of their marriage, their savings, and Jess's writing career. They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. It's been years, now, since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare's hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration. But their new life isn't all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is—this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate—it seems to be after Clare next…

The Widows’ Cafe: A Short Story

By Camilla Läckberg
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007479042
  • Total of Pages : 16
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: the-widows-cafe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A short story from No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg, perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

The Widow's War

By Sally Cabot Gunning
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061870595
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 531
  • Pdf File: the-widow-s-war.pdf

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The Red Tent meets The Scarlett Letter in this haunting historical novel set in a colonial New England whaling village. “When was it that the sense of trouble grew to fear, the fear to certainty? When she sat down to another solitary supper of bread and beer and picked cucumber? When she heard the second sounding of the geese? Or had she known that morning when she stepped outside and felt the wind? Might as well say she knew it when Edward took his first whaling trip to the Canada River, or when they married, or when, as a young girl, she stood on the beach and watched Edward bring about his father’s boat in the Point of Rock Channel. Whatever its begetting, when Edward’s cousin Shubael Hopkins and his wife Betsey came through the door, they brought her no new grief, but an old acquaintance.” When Lyddie Berry’s husband is lost in a storm at sea, she finds that her status as a widow is vastly changed from that of respectable married woman. Now she is the “dependent” of her nearest male relative—her son-in-law. Refusing to bow to societal pressure that demands she cede everything that she and her husband worked for, Lyddie becomes an outcast from family, friends, and neighbors—yet ultimately discovers a deeper sense of self and, unexpectedly, love. Evocative and stunningly assured, The Widow’s War is an unforgettable work of literary magic, a spellbinding tale from a gifted talent.

The Widow's Web

By E.M. Albano
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1452029040
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: the-widow-s-web.pdf

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The Widows Web is a story that carries several messages. Love is not diminished by wealth, nor is it protected. The house gift was written to demonstrate parental love that carries no price tag. Doug Harrison's presentation of the gift was written with personal empathy. The story also reminds us that while we may plan our futures, destiny often intervenes and takes us to a new path where the sun has not traveled, but where there can be comfort in the far off sounds of a bird singing to the forest. Andrea's voyage to a far off land was as much of a surprise to her as it is to the reader!

Where You Go, I Shall

By Jane J. Parkerton,K Jeanne Person,Anne Winchell Silver
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  • Publisher : Cowley Publications
  • Book Code : 1461660823
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: where-you-go-i-shall.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Where You Go, I Shall is a book that was born of experience and need. The authors, two of whom are widows and the third an Episcopal priest, were participants in a monthly support group for widows and discovered that many of the Bible's remarkable women—Mary, Ruth, Naomi, Abigail, Anna, Tamar, Judith, and some who are unnamed—are widows. In this book, they tell and reflect upon the biblical stories, offering background for greater understanding, and the two authors who are themselves widows also reflect upon aspects of their own widowhood that relate to the biblical story. The result is a book that will provide understanding and comfort not only for widows but for all who love, care for, and minister to individuals who have been widowed.

The Sisterhood of Widows

By Mary Francis
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  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Book Code : 1600377831
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 504
  • Pdf File: the-sisterhood-of-widows.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind

By Julie Cook
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Book Code : 1526757176
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : History
  • Members : 642
  • Pdf File: the-titanic-and-the-city-of-widows-it-left-behind.pdf

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“Harrowing and emotional . . . A tribute to the enduring power of family. The story of the disaster’s widows uplifts and devastates in equal measure.” —Gareth Russell, author of The Ship of Dreams When the Titanic foundered in April 1912, the world’s focus was on the tragedy of the passengers who lost their lives. Ever since, in films, dramatizations, adaptations and books, the focus has mostly continued to be on the ones who died. The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind focuses on another group of people—the widows and children of the crew who perished on board. Author Julie Cook’s great-grandfather was a stoker who died on the Titanic. Her great-grandmother had to raise five children with no breadwinner. This book focuses on Emily and the widows like her who had to fight for survival through great hardship, while still grieving for the men they loved who’d died on the ship. Using original archive sources and with accounts from descendants of crew who also lost their lives, the book asks how these women survived through abject poverty and grief—and why their voices have been silent for so long. “The sinking of the Titanic has produced a wealth of books, articles, films and TV documentaries, all of which have given very little thought to the dependents and friends of those who lost their lives in this ocean tragedy. A moving and involving story that corrects this neglect, told by a descendant of a Titanic widow . . . How most of them survived the grief and grinding hardship is a story worth the telling, as are the stories of those who did not survive the crushing pressures.” —Firetrench

The Good, the Bad, the Truth

By S. Marie Silva
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1546205314
  • Total of Pages : 68
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: the-good-the-bad-the-truth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the story of two people who were smitten with love, which soon blossoms with the birth of their first child and a union in marriage. It all comes to an end when the husband, Alex, dies suddenly in a car accident. Life comes with everything from happiness to sadness. The story entails the journey to becoming a single parent and a widow in the blink of an eye.