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Jonathan Santlofer discusses his memoir, THE WIDOWER'S NOTEBOOK, with Richard Russo

Wednesday, August 22, 7:00PM
Jonathan Santlofer discusses his new memoir, THE WIDOWER’S NOTEBOOK with Richard Russo

Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, THE WIDOWER’S NOTEBOOK is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love. On a summer day in New York Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath on their living room couch. After a frenzied 911 call, an ambulance race across Manhattan, and hours pacing in a hospital waiting room, a doctor finally delivers the fateful news. Consumed by grief, Jonathan desperately tries to pursue life as he always had – writing, social engagements, and working on his art – but finds it nearly impossible to admit his deep feelings of loss to anyone, not even his to beloved daughter, Doria, or to himself. As Jonathan grieves and heals, he tries to unravel what happened to Joy, a journey that will take him nearly two years.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143132493
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - July 10th, 2018