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A Widow For One Year

A Novel

by John Irving

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Published by Random House in New York, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women novelists -- Fiction,
  • Single mothers -- Fiction,
  • Widows -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    U.S. edition

    StatementJohn Irving.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3559.R8 W53 1998
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxiv, 537 p. ;
    Number of Pages537
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL700856M
    ISBN 100375501371
    ISBN 109780375501371
    LC Control Number97049166


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Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She’s about to fall in love for the first time.

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In A Widow for One Year, we follow Ruth Cole through three of the most pivotal times in her life: from her girlhood on Long Island (in the summer of ) through the fall of (when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career), and at last in the autumn ofwhen Ruth is a forty-one-year-old widow and 4/4().

Irving’s latest LBM (Loose Baggy Monster, that is), which portrays with seriocomic gusto the literary life and its impact on both writers and their families, is simultaneously one of his most intriguing books and one of his most self-indulgent and flaccid.

Though it’s primarily the story of successful novelist Ruth Cole, the lengthy foreground, set in Sagaponack, Long Island, in.

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The Book A Widow for One Year is the story of Ruth Cole. Spanning the course of 36 years, the tale begins when Ruth is an inquisitive four-year-old. She is her parents’ only child, as they decided to have her in the aftermath of the death of their two teenage sons. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother.

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A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She's about to fall in love for the first time.

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Read free book excerpt from A Widow For One Year by John Irving, page 2 of 3. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She’s about to fall in love for the first time. Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force.

Like most Irving works, "A Widow for One Year" is a sprawling 19th-century production, chock full of bizarre coincidences, multiple plot lines, lengthy digressions and stories within stories. It has a self-assured, omniscient narrator who's perfectly happy to foreshadow the future and annotate events, and it has an antic cast of supporting.

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A Widow For One Year. by John Irving. John Irving’s A Widow for One Year chronicles the history of the Cole family over a period of 37 years. The Coles are a family of writers: Ted Cole, the father, is a writer of very successful children’s books; his daughter, Ruth, becomes a popular novelist; Marion, the mother, becomes a mystery writer.

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About the Author John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning once, infor the novel The World According to Garp. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother.

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Get this from a library. A widow for one year: a novel. [John Irving] -- A girl discovers her mother in bed with a teenage boy and later the mother abandons her.

Meanwhile, her father is seducing young girls. So begins the story of Ruth Cole, a famous writer struggling to. A Widow For One Year is better--there are flashes of the insight into human nature (simul iustus et peccator, saint & sinner, total depravity & created in God's image) that I /5(93).

A Widow for One Year closes when Ruth Cole is a year-old widow and mother. Her mother, Marion, who is will re-enter Ruth's life after a year absence. An impossible story structure to. A Widow for One Year proves once again that John Irving is America's premier storyteller.

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The American limited edition, issued to precede the American trade edition. One of copies signed by the author. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn ofwhen Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother.

She’s about to fall in love for the first time. Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing, A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force. Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the /5(12). I suppose it would be that one won’t love all the books one reads in a year.

This was my first “bust” of The book is in three portions, following three segments of our protagonist Ruth’s life. A Widow for One Year A Novel (Book): Irving, John: Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character--a difficult woman.

By no means is she conventionally nice, but she will never be forgotten. Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life. When we first meet her--on Long Island, in the summer of Ruth is only four.