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Monday, March 4, 2013

No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop (March 5 - 11)


The No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop is hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and runs from March 5th to March 11th.

This hop is for all those people who like to enter contests, but don't like having to jump through hoops to do it!  There is only one entry on the rafflecopter form below - and that is just to leave your email address so I know how to get ahold of you when you win!  What will you win, you ask?  You will win a copy of Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman.  (Sorry, but this giveaway is open to U.S. only)


   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief and transcend loss and, following her own remarriage, forms a group with five other young widows to test these unconventional ideas.  Together, these friends summon the humor, resilience, and striving spirit essential for anyone overcoming adversity.

   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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2 comments:

tfalick said...

Thank you!

Kimberly Lazor said...

Thanks for the giveaway fun!

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