Meet the Saturday Night Widows:
ringleader Becky, an unsentimental journalist who lost her husband to cancer;
Tara, a polished mother of two, whose husband died in the throes of alcoholism
after she filed for divorce; Denise, a widow of just five months, now
struggling to get by; Marcia, a hard-driving corporate lawyer; Dawn, an
alluring self-made entrepreneur whose husband was killed in a sporting
accident, leaving two small children behind; and Lesley, a housewife who
returned home one day to find that her husband had committed suicide.
The women meet once a month,
and over the course of a year, they strike out on ever more far-flung
adventures, learning to live past the worst thing they thought could happen.
They share emotional peaks and valleys, dating, parenting, moving, finding
meaningful work, and reinventing themselves, while turning traditional thinking
about loss and recovery upside down. Through it all runs the story of Aikman’s
own journey through grief and her love affair with a man who tempts her to
marry again. In a transporting story of what friends can achieve when they hold
each other up, Saturday Night Widows is a rare book that will make you
laugh, think, and remind yourself that despite the utter unpredictability and
occasional tragedy of life, it is also precious, fragile, and often more joyous
than we recognize.
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