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Forget Me Not: A Memoirby Jennifer Lowe Anker
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In 1999 Jennifer Lowe's husband Alex Lowe died tragically in an avalanche on the Himalayan mountain Shishapangma, leaving her alone to raise three sons. Alex was widely considered one of the greatest modern climbers and the world mourned his loss????????????Tom Brokaw did a one-hour special for Dateline, and Sting narrated and composed music for a tribute film. While Jenni and her sons faced the absence of the most important man in their lives, Alex's best friend and longtime climbing partner, Conrad Anker, was dealing with the terrible loss as well as feelings of survivor's guilt. Jenni and Conrad gradually, and unexpectedly, found solace in one another and eventually married in 2001????????????Conrad is now the adoptive father of the three Lowe children. Through letters and expedition notes from Alex, Forget Me Not spans continents and tells the story of three people whose lives intertwine to a degree they could never have imagined. Jenni's account takes readers inside a woman's heart and mind as she navigates her shattered life and survives, ultimately finding transformative love through her great loss.
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Alex Lowe was a well-known American mountain climber who died in 1999 in an avalanche on Shishapangma--a remote mountain in the Himalayas. His widow, Jenni Lowe-Anker, who has an artist's eye for detail even in her writing, presents Alex's letters and climbing notes with devotion. She also offers her own insights into growing up in the wild, falling in love, parenting three extraordinary young men, falling into young widowhood, and finding new love and promise. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In 1999, Lowe's husband Alex died tragically in an avalanche on the Himalayan mountains. Through letters and expedition notes from Alex, "Forget Me Not" spans continents and tells the story of three people whose lives intertwine to a degree they could never have imagined.
High in the Himalaya, a world-class adventurer dies, leaving a wife, three young sons and a best friend to cope with their grief... In 1999, well-known mountaineer, Alex Lowe, died in an avalanche on the remote Himalayan Mountain Shishapangma, leaving his wife Jennifer alone to raise their three children. Alex was widely considered one of the greatest modern climbers of our time, and the world mounred his loss. Tom Brokaw interviewed Jenni Lowe for Dateline, and Sting marrated and composed music for a tribute film, The Endless Knot. Jenni's account takes readers inside a woman's heart and mind as she navigates her shattered life and survives, ultimately finding transformative love through loss. From the valleys of Montana to the peaks of the Himalayas, this is the story of growing up, falling in love, finding adventure, rejoicing in parenthood, living through heartbreak, and believing in possibility.
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