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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.

Synopsis:

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 a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief.

About the Author

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times-winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. A Prayer for Owen Meany was published in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules-a film with seven Academy Award nominations.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812968576
Author:
Irving, John
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Women novelists
Subject:
Single mothers
Subject:
Novelists
Subject:
Long island
Subject:
Cole, Ruth
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
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Subject:
Literary
Subject:
fiction;novel;american;family;grief;amsterdam;death;contemporary fiction;usa;contemporary;literature;20th century;writers;relationships;new england;infidelity;american literature;humor;writing;love;romance;marriage;movie;widow;divorce;adultery;dysfunction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Modern Library
Series:
Modern Library of the World's Best Books
Series Volume:
122
Publication Date:
20030520
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.04x5.74x1.20 in. 1.39 lbs.

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