A Widow's Story - Joyce Carol Oates

A Widow's Story

By Joyce Carol Oates

  • Release Date - Published: 2011-02-15
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 208 Ratings)

A Widow's Story Joyce Carol Oates read online review & book description:

Unlike anything Joyce Carol Oates has written before, A Widow’s Story is the universally acclaimed author’s poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six years, and its wrenching, surprising aftermath. A recent recipient of National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, Oates, whose novels (Blonde, The Gravedigger’s Daughter, Little Bird of Heaven, etc.) rank among the very finest in contemporary American fiction, offers an achingly personal story of love and loss. A Widow’s Story is a literary memoir on a par with The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Calvin Trillin’s About Alice.

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    5
    By Young widow
    As a young widow, I can truly see where Joyce speaks of all the trials and tribulations that a widow experiences. This is a must read for all who have lost their soulmate. Not a self help book but one that shows the journey that will experience in one way or another.
  • Tough read

    2
    By Izreader
    Something is to be learned about human nature by reading Oates introspective memoir. However, I am half way through the book and I do not think I can finish. The story is simply too depressing, as the title implies, and I do not enjoy reading it.

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