A Serious Widow

A Serious Widow

Book - 2001
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At the age of 50, newly widowed Rowena Hill feels only relief to be free of her penny-pinching fusspot of a husband. As she makes her stumbling efforts to become fulfilled as a woman and a wage-earner, well-intentioned friends and her overbearing daughter all make plans for her future, with results that are sometimes comical, sometimes disastrous. However, Rowena's growing taste for independence leads her to a solution to her problems that no one could have predicted and which astonishes even herself. First published in 1991,A Serious Widowcollected glowing reviews.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2001, c1991
Edition: Trade paperback ed. --
ISBN: 9780771011054
0771011059
9780771591471
0771591470
Branch Call Number: FIC Beres
Characteristics: 269 p

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

This is a deliciously tart, true character study from one of Canada's best under-hyped writers. At the funeral of her unpleasant husband, Rowena discovers that he had a hidden life with another wife and child who insist they are his legal heirs. Her road to independence is a bumpy one, but with enough wry turns and small triumphs to be fun as well.

MissAnnie Aug 21, 2013

Just re-read this story and enjoyed it as much this time as I did many years ago. The widow, Rowena, finds she is far from alone and lonely or, indeed, helpless and hopeless. An intelligent and humourous novel where the widow hardly has a moment to weep and yet still manages to create a satisfactory new reality for herself.

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Netten
Jul 18, 2008

A beautiful bittersweet book. It was first recommended to me by Bill Richardson on CBC radio over 15 years ago.

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