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A Widow for One Year

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination592p.
Number of Pages592
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26727695M
ISBN 100345432835
ISBN 109780345432834
OCLC/WorldCa50179546

''A Widow for One Year'' By Benjamin Svetkey Updated at AM EDTAuthor: Benjamin Svetkey. A Widow For One Year. by John Irving. John Irving’s A Widow for One Year chronicles the history of the Cole family over a period of 37 years. The Coles are a family of writers: Ted Cole, the father, is a writer of very successful children’s books; his daughter, Ruth, becomes a popular novelist; Marion, the mother, becomes a mystery writer.

  In A Widow for One Year, we follow Ruth Cole through three of the most pivotal times in her life: from her girlhood on Long Island (in the summer of ) through the fall of (when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career), and at last in the autumn of , when Ruth is a forty-one /5(). A Widow for One Year covers thirty-seven years in the life of Ruth Cole, a renowned novelist. Divided into three parts, the novel focuses first on the .

Both elegiac and erotic, A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force. About the Author John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning once, in , for the novel The World According to Garp. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn of , 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.


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Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the. A Widow for One Year has got to be my favorite John Irving novel. Many of his others, while I have enjoyed them, have put me off a little because the characters and/or the plot is a bit over the top, just too quirky for me.

Widow, while imaginative and entertaining, never gets to 5/5(5). A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen Ruth Cole is a year-old widow and mother — and 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. In A Widow for One Year, we follow Ruth Cole through three of the most pivotal times in her life: from her girlhood on Long Island (in the summer of ) through the fall of (when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career), and at last in the autumn ofwhen Ruth is a forty-one-year-old widow and 4/4().

Irving’s latest LBM (Loose Baggy Monster, that is), which portrays with seriocomic gusto the literary life and its impact on both writers and their families, is simultaneously one of his most intriguing books and one of his most self-indulgent and flaccid.

Though it’s primarily the story of successful novelist Ruth Cole, the lengthy foreground, set in Sagaponack, Long Island, in. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.

Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. A huge fan of The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire, I lost interest in John Irving when he wrote A Prayer for Owen the buzz on his newest release, A Widow for One Year, was so good that I shelled out the big ones, and I’m thoroughly glad I did.

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She is her parents’ only child, as they decided to have her in the aftermath of the death of their two teenage sons. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen 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. Find books like A Widow for One Year from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked A Widow for One Year also liked: She's Co. "I hold a novel accountable for a good story," says John Irving during a conversation about A Widow for One Year, his ninth and most intricately crafted novel yet. "And by a good story, I mean one that's a little too complicated and twisted and circumlocuitous to be easily encapsulated in a newspaper or television story."It's no surprise, then, that A Widow for.

A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen 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 4/5(3).

From the publisher: "In A Widow for One Year, we follow Ruth Cole through three of the most pivotal times in her life: from her girlhood on Long Island (in the summer of ) through the fall of (when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career), and at last in the autumn ofwhen Ruth is a forty-one-year-old widow.

Read free book excerpt from A Widow For One Year by John Irving, page 2 of 3. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen 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.Like most Irving works, "A Widow for One Year" is a sprawling 19th-century production, chock full of bizarre coincidences, multiple plot lines, lengthy digressions and stories within stories.

It has a self-assured, omniscient narrator who's perfectly happy to foreshadow the future and annotate events, and it has an antic cast of supporting.A Widow for One Year by John Irving Random House, $ Review by Jim Argendeli (CNN) -- Alright, I admit it. I am not ashamed of what I have become.

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