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A Widow for One Year - A Novel (1998)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Fiction
Publication Date 5/5/1998
Format Hardcover (9.8 mm)
Publisher Random House
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
Description
Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character--a "difficult" woman.  By no means is she conventionally "nice," but she will never be forgotten.

Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life.  When we first meet her--on Long Island, in the summer of 1958--Ruth is only four.

The second window into Ruth's life opens in the fall of 1990, when Ruth is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career.  She distrusts her judgment in men, for good reason.

A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother.  She's about to fall in love for the first time.

Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force.  Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief.
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Product Details
LoC Classification PS3559.R8W53 1998
Dewey 813/.54
ISBN 0375501371
Edition 1st trade ed.
Cover Price $27.95
No. of Pages 537
First Edition No
Rare No