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Widow Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1981


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam (April 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553264222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553264227
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,413,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Rob C. on December 2, 2000
Format: Hardcover
With the angst and aguish of her loss seething on every single page, this book is not just the story of loss and recovery, it is a manual of what not to do when you lose a spouse, how not to ignore the fact this event may strike at any time and true insight into a pained and tormented soul, that of a woman you will come to love and hate as you read on.
This is one of the all time best books ever written on the subject of the loss of a husband. The enviable lifestyle and relationship shared by the author and her husband only serve to bring the reality of her loss to light with great detail and clarity.
If you have lost a spouse, before you do anything or make any major decisions, find a copy of this book and read it. My father was killed and my mother made many of the same mistakes the author did, falling into the same pattern of errors many women who lose their husbands do.
Set in the late 1970's a lot has change, but so little has at the same time. A few of the attitudes toward widows have eased, but in some parts of our society, nothing has at all and every point made in this book will be a reality to the person suffering their this horrific loss. An outstanding work of great passion and honesty, sometimes painful honesty, this is a good book to gain sensitivity for people of all ages, married or not.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 20, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Once again I am seeking a copy of Widow; I lent my copy to someone in need again and again did not get it back. It is always difficult to find good books offering sound advice in the form of an accessible story, even though such stories can be far more useful than abstract explanations. This book is one of those rare, useful tools. The author's story of coping with grief and bereavement offers many useful suggestions for others. The book contains no sermons or lectures. It is quite simply the story of her experience, told clearly and simply. Whether your help is sought by someone grieving the loss of a family member, or of a marriage, or of something else like hopes and dreams, this book can help.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By anda on December 2, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Until I read this book many years ago, I felt like no one could understand my feelings and/or actions as a young widow. Lynn Caine cut through all the superficial things people say and write and she told the truth from her experience. When a recently widowed friend asked if I had a helpful book, I was dismayed that local book stores no longer carried it, but Amazon.com was, as usual, the place to find it. I highly recommend this well written, truth telling book for all who want to understand widows and especially for those experiencing new widowhood.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia A. Black on December 1, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It was just what I was looking for. My husband had died unexpectedly, It helped me through a very hard time..
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By Amazon Customer on November 23, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is one I keep going back to. I can so relate to her, what she did, how she felt, even her randomly moving to a different city and becoming even more isolated. Feeling so overwhelmed. If you're a younger widow with children, I recommend that you read this.
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