A Widow for One Year
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.
Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the life of a complex, abrasive woman born in the shadow of her siblings' deaths and her parents' adultery, who only finds love after motherhood and widowhood.
Blackwell North Amer
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.
Chronicles the thirty-seven years in the life of Ruth Cole, a complex, abrasive woman born in the shadow of her siblings' deaths and her parents' adultery, who only finds love after motherhood and widowhood. Reissue. (Tie-in to the Focus Films production of A Door in the Floor, written by Tod Williams, releasing July 2004, starring Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Mimi Rogers, & Bijou Phillips) (General Fiction)
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