A Widow for One Year, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


'One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed, Ruth Cole awoke to the sound of lovemaking - it was coming from her parents' bedroom.'This is the story of Ruth Cole.

It is told in three parts: on Long Island, in the summer of 1958, when she is only four; in 1990, when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career; and in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother.

She's also about to fall in love for the first time...


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I realised as I opened this book that parts of it are set in Amsterdam, which was funny as I was heading for Amsterdam when I opened this. Kinda pretentious and wordy it could have been a better story if the author wasn't too busy trying to psychoanalyse the characters.