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Her Widow is a straight-forward look into a shared life at its most vulnerable and victorious moments. The title reveals the couple is two women, an art director for Harper Collins for years and professional photographer and her partner, a novelist and painter.
"Joan Alden’s lyrical, intensely moving account of a singular year in her life belong’s on every bookshelf. Her journey toward discovery of the enduring power of love is a path all of us have either followed or will one day follow."
— Katherine V. Forrest
Author of Curious Wine and the Kate Delafield mystery series.
"Joan Alden’s voice is a rare gift in storytelling. Do not miss HER WIDOW’s fresh and transparent, unself-conscious yet richly layered story of the author’s deepest, best romance; her only marriage; and, yes, her most grievous loss that can be understood, even accepted, as truly as art can show."
— Linda Whitney Hobson
Writer, editor, and former Exec. Director of The North Carolina Writers’ Network