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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.

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About the Author

John Irving is the author of numerous novels for adults, including A Widow for One Year, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and The World According to Garp. He lives in Vermont and Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739320914
Read:
Giudall, George
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
Giudall, George
Read:
Giudall, George
Author:
Irving, John
Author:
Guidall, George
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Twenty CD
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.02x5.04x2.22 in. 1.18 lbs.
Media Run Time:
440

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