Meine Zeit der Trauer


Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596191505


Page: 494

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A Widow’s Story: A Memoir

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007388195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

View: 6167

“My husband died, my life collapsed.”
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Love After Loss

A Widow's Story

Author: The Editors Of True Story And True Confessions

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717219213


Page: 214

View: 3168

New from the archives of the famous "Trues" Magazines, a new collection of heart-wrenching stories about love after loss. Widows reflecting about the loss their husbands, the start of new lives and, in some cases, finding new loves. Some of these widows are young mothers struggling to find a new path for themselves and their families. Others are about widows who are nearing the winter of their lives, hoping for the last love of their final years. These true tales of struggle will resonate with anyone who has ever lost a beloved spouse and life partner. Stories include: - I'm Not Allowed to Love - Winter Break - The End Of The Rainbow - Alive Again! - Too Late For Romance? - Twice In A Lifetime - A New Beginning And more.... Excerpt: The shock had bowled me over. As I dialed Betty's number and waited for her to pick up, my thoughts ran riot. My friend had only been a widow for a year. When Ben died at the age of fifty-nine, I was there to provide any help I could. Even Mandy, Betty's daughter, said that if it weren't for me, Betty wouldn't have gotten over her loss. I suppose I felt responsible. Now this bombshell, left on my message service announcing she was getting married again, and soon.
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A Widow's Story

A Memoir

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062082639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 7639

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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Die Witwe

Ein liebender Ehemann oder ein kaltblütiger Mörder ... Was weiß sie wirklich?

Author: Fiona Barton

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644222517

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8072

Die Frau. Jean Taylor führt ein ganz normales Leben in einer englischen Kleinstadt: Sie hat ein hübsches Haus und einen netten Ehemann. Glen und sie führen eine gute Ehe. Der Mann. Dann kommt der Tag, der alles ändert: Sie nennen Glen jetzt das Monster. Er soll etwas Unsagbares getan haben. Und Jeans heile Welt zerbricht. Die Witwe. Jetzt liegt Glen auf dem Friedhof, und Jean ist zum ersten Mal allein. Allein und frei. Frei ihre Geschichte zu erzählen. Jean Taylor wird uns sagen, was sie weiß. Perfekt konstruierte psychologische Spannung und komplexe Charaktere, erzählt von einer authentischen Stimme.
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A Child Widow's Story

Author: Monica Felton

Publisher: Katha

ISBN: 9788187649915

Category: Child marriage

Page: 279

View: 2747

A moving biography of a charming woman, Sister Subbalakshmi, and the inspiring story of her great reform.
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THE WIDOW’S SON - A Scandinavian Fairy Tale

Baba Indaba Children's Stories - Issue 391

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 8822810325

Category: Fiction

Page: 38

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 391 In this 391st issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Fairy Tale "THE WIDOW’S SON”. A long time ago and far, far away, in a land of ice and snow called Scandinavia, which is at the top of the world, a poor, poor Widow, who had an only Son battled to bring him up. After he had been confirmed, she said she couldn’t feed him any longer and that he must go out and earn his own bread. So the lad wandered out into the world, and when he had walked a day or so, a strange man met him. The man asked what he was about. The boy told him and the man offered him a position where he would be cared for. “You’ll only have to keep me company, and do nothing at all else beside.” So the boy agreed and went to live in the man’s house. There they lived on the fat of the land, both in meat and drink, and had little or nothing to do. One day the man said: “I’m going off for eight days, and that time you’ll have to spend here all alone; but you must not go into any one of these four rooms here. If you do, your life will be forfeit.” To this the boy agreed. Even so, once the man went away, he went into the first room. What did he see? Also, what happened when the man returned you ask…? Well many things happened, some silly and some serious. To find the answers to these questions, and others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find the answers to your questions! Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Buy any of the 390+ Baba Indaba Children’s Stories on Google Play using the URL listed in the book. ALSO INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
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A Widow's Journey

A Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go

Author: Gilda Zelin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595465870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 3978

"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.
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The Widow's Opera

Author: Eve Ottenberg

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463440718

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The Widow’s Opera is the story of people whose lives have been uprooted by the cataclysms of the twentieth century – World War II, Stalin’s purges and, earlier, the Armenian Genocide. The novel chronicles the life of Ursa Smirny, a Polish refugee in New York City. It also recounts her friendship with the ruthless Nina Morphy, and Nina’s mysterious husband, nicknamed Morpheus by the murderers, thieves and other felons of the prisons where he spends his time. Among the many minor characters, some are comic, like the benighted Mr. Darkwood and some otherworldly, like Mr. Tannini; a self-styled nineteenth-century humanist and bibliophile. But it is also a story of betrayal, murder and revenge that moves quickly from the first page to the last.
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A Widow's Tale

And Other Stories

Author: Margaret Oliphant

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 177652991X

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

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Born in Scotland and later a transplant to London, Margaret Oliphant was an accomplished and popular writer whose body of work includes historical novels, romances, and supernatural fiction. Despite the wide-ranging spectrum of genres she tackled, a common theme throughout is a gentle and insightful skewering of social mores and class stratification in the Victorian era. This collection of short stories is an engaging introduction to her unique literary style.
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Amish Widow's Story: Expectant Amish Widows Book 14

Amish Romance

Author: Samantha Price

Publisher: Samantha Price


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Amish woman, Hannah Fisher, had long regretted the hasty marriage in her youth to her grim husband many years her senior. When a lightning strike takes his life, Hannah is plagued with guilt over being free and devastated that their soon-to-be-born child will have no father. While wanting the best for her baby, Hannah is determined to marry for love the second time. Ideally, she'll marry fast so her baby can bond with both parents. Her sole hope lies with childhood friend, Levi King. When she finds out Levi intends to marry Lizzy Weaver, a woman he met while visiting Ohio, her dreams come crashing down. Hannah thought her life depressing enough, but things get worse when the bishop suggests she host Lizzy until Lizzy's wedding to Levi. Will Hannah ever find that one true love?
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Lauras Schweigen


Author: Paula Fox

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406487033


Page: 233

View: 1895

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Two Chai Day

One Widow’s Story about Living beyond Grief

Author: Irene McGoldrick, MSW

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781936236800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8589

“Told in a raw, non-sentimental voice that is both believable and authentic. This book o?ers a ray of hope that although grief has many faces and moods, a journey through it does not necessarily mean a life sentence of sadness.” —Abigail Carter, author of The Alchemy of Loss Irene McGoldrick had a premonition in late 2002. Just out of the shower, she stood on the second ?oor landing of her home and watched her husband of nine years whisper good night to her toddler son. “Remember this moment, remember right now.” The haunting words seeped into her consciousness like a slow, rolling fog—“this won’t last.” Irene and Bob were living an ordinary life a few months later when a cancer diagnosis shook their world to its core. Through poignant anecdotes that detail the young family’s journey through Bob’s illness—one that takes them to both extreme and alternative measures—Irene weaves an unforgettable narrative inspired by Bob’s journal entries and her own honest storytelling that is heartbreaking, and at times, comical. Eventually forced into widowhood at age thirty-six, Irene shares how she reluctantly embraced single parenthood and began her march through mourning, determined to embrace her grief with intention. Two Chai Day is a compelling true story about embracing love and loss, realizing there can be laughter in the midst of sadness, and learning to appreciate the ambiguity of life.
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Die Dorfhexe


Author: Linda Olsson

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641027179

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Welchen Preis hat das Glück? Zwei Frauen, zwei Lebensgeschichten – und eine Begegnung, die alles zum Guten wendet. Winter, ein altes Haus irgendwo in Schweden. Hierher ist die junge Veronika in einer Lebenskrise geflüchtet. Hier will sie Ruhe finden und ihren neuen Roman schreiben. Das Nachbarhaus scheint leer zu stehen, schwarze Fensterhöhlen, abgeblätterte Farbe. Die Dorfhexe wohnt dort, wird Veronika im kleinen Laden des Ortes erzählt. Und dann, Veronika liegt schon seit Tagen mit Fieber im Bett, steht die alte Frau am Herd und backt ihr Pfannkuchen. Eine zarte und wunderbare Freundschaft entspannt sich zwischen den zwei so unterschiedlichen Frauen. Sie essen zusammen, unternehmen schweigend Spaziergänge und hören Brahms. Eine Freundschaft ist das, an der Veronika gesundet und in deren Rahmen die alte Frau zum ersten Mal ihr schreckliches Geheimnis offenbart, das sie vor Jahren in die Isolation getrieben, ja tief verbittert hat. Einst hat sie aus Angst, nicht genug lieben zu können, ihr Leben dem Hass und der Rache geweiht. Doch nun will sie noch einmal alles ändern, will lieben, für jemanden da sein und das Leben erfahren. Als der Frühling kommt und das Eis bricht, bedeutet dies einen Neuanfang für beide Frauen ...
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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A hilarious and heartwarming novel

Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008209901

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7531

Reese Witherspoon’s March Book Club Pick! ‘Big-hearted, earthy and funny... A rattlingly good story’ Deborah Moggach, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Every woman has a secret life...
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Author: Nick McDonell

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316451

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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»Dieser Debütroman erzählt eine Geschichte, die so schnell ist wie Speed und so erbarmungslos wie Acid.« The New York Times»Ein schnelles Buch. McDonell beschreibt hautnah und manchmal schockierend das Lebensgefühl der New-Yorker Nachwuchsschickeria.« Brigitte Young Miss White Mike ist clean. Er raucht nicht, er trinkt nicht, er kifft nicht. Aber er ist ein erfolgreicher Drogendealer. White Mike war gut in der Schule, auch wenn die Schulzeit seit sechs Monaten vorbei ist. Und obwohl sich manche Leute fragen, was er eigentlich die ganze Zeit treibt, kümmert es keinen, dass sich White Mike ein Jahr Auszeit nimmt, bevor er dann aufs College geht. Vielleicht aber auch nicht. White Mikes Kunden sind Highschool-Schüler, die in den Schulferien gegen die Langeweile kämpfen und dabei viel Geld ausgeben. Während ihre erfolgreichen Eltern im Urlaub oder auf Geschäftsreisen sind, feiern sie in deren New Yorker Villen und Luxusapartments Sex- und Drogenpartys. Es ist kurz nach Weihnachten, und Silvester soll die größte Party aller Zeiten stattfinden ... Der Roman Zwölf, den Nick McDonell im Alter von siebzehn Jahren schrieb, wurde weltweit als literarische Sensation gefeiert und stand monatelang auf den amerikanischen Bestsellerlisten.
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Tag der Ankunft


Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783471789469

Category: Friendship

Page: 297

View: 4146

Auf dem Flughafen bei der Ankunft ihrer koreanischen Adoptivkinder lernen sie sich kennen: die iranische Emigrantenfamilie Yazdan und die uramerikanischen Donaldsons. Aus dieser Begegnung entwickelt sich trotz der kulturellen Unterschiede eine generationenübergreifende Freundschaft.
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