A Widow's Story: A Widow's Story by Joyce Carol Oates
9780062015532 Unlike anything Joyce Carol Oates has written before, A Widowâ€™s Story is the universally acclaimed authorâ€™s poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six years, and its wrenching, surprising aftermath. A recent recipient of National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, Oates, whose novels (Blonde, The Gravediggerâ€™s Daughter, Little Bird of Heaven, etc.) rank among the very finest in contemporary American fiction, offers an achingly personal story of love and loss. A Widowâ€™s Story is a literary memoir on a par with The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Calvin Trillinâ€™s About Alice.