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Ghosting: A Widow's Voyage Out

Ghosting: A Widow's Voyage Out

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Married at a young age to an older man, neither he nor she doubted that he would predecease her; but she discovers that there is no preparing for the loss a beloved. Their marriage was a passionate 35 year love affair, as if the odds against its longevity engendered a rare intensity. She discovers that love has no boundaries, grief is not eternal and ?her husband's motto "Life is a love story" is so very true.

Ascher writes passionately about her unlikely marriage, her husband's illness and death and her ensuing sorrow. A witness to the insanity that grief visits upon its victims with a seeming determination to destroy, she gazes straight into the eye of grief and does not blink. In time she moves beyond that grief - her voyage out.

Ghosting is, by turns, moving and funny, tender and brutal .

The wonder of Ghosting is that Ascher, like Montaigne, calls forth Everyman.

About previous books:

Pat Conroy on Dancing In The Dark:
"One of those books that wakes you up to the life you have failed to live, ...What a wonderful book."

Publishers Weekly on The Habit of Loving: ?
"With her sharp, unflinching eye, she discovers wonder and truth at our very doorsteps."

Boston Globe on Landscape Without Gravity:
"Her honesty touches the reader's heart, opens the scars of old wounds, and helps heal them...wrenching, insightful...compelling"

Eudora Welty on Playing After Dark:
Barbara Ascher has a serious mind and the gift of a light touch.

Author: Barbara Ascher
Publisher: Pushcart Press
Published: 12/07/2021
Pages: 265
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780960097760

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 09/27/2021
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2021
Booklist 12/01/2021 pg. 11
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