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The Widower's Notebook

(2018)
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Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, The Widower's Notebook is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love.

"This is deeply moving...beautifully written and modulated, with a dollop of droll, black humor. It is such an achievement, like running uphill against a strong wind." (Joyce Carol Oates)

On a summer day in New York, Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath on their living room couch. After a frenzied 911 call, an ambulance races across Manhattan, and after hours pacing in a hospital waiting room, a doctor finally delivers the fateful news. Consumed by grief, Jonathan desperately tries to pursue life as he always had - writing, social engagements, and working on his art - but finds it nearly impossible to admit his deep feelings of loss to anyone, not even his to beloved daughter, Doria, or to himself.

As Jonathan grieves and heals, he tries to unravel what happened to Joy, a journey that will take him nearly two years.

Includes a Bonus PDF of author drawings.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.



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Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Jonathan Santlofer
ISBN: 1-4328-5751-7 / 978-1-4328-5751-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir
Author(s): Jonathan Santlofer
ISBN: 0-14-313249-0 / 978-0-14-313249-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir
Author(s): Jonathan Santlofer
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir
Author(s): Jonathan Santlofer
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir
Author(s): Jonathan Santlofer
Publisher: Penguin Books
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