January 2013 Archives
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is pleased to welcome Becky Aikman, author of Saturday Night Widows, The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives, on Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium.
One night in 2010, Aikman convened the first meeting of what she called the "Saturday Night Widows," a group of six women, she among them, shocked to find themselves widowed in the middle of their lives.
Meet the Saturday Night Widows: ringleader Becky, an unsentimental journalist who lost her husband to cancer; Tara, a polished mother of two, whose husband died in the throes of alcoholism after she filed for divorce; Denise, a widow of just five months, now struggling to get by; Marcia, a hard-driving corporate lawyer; Dawn, an alluring self-made entrepreneur whose husband was killed in a sporting accident, leaving two small children behind; and Lesley, a housewife who returned home one day to find that her husband had committed suicide.
When they first made a pact to spend their Saturday nights together, the women didn't know what to expect. The friendships and adventures that evolved among these women with little in common other than young widowhood are at the heart of Aikman's Saturday Night Widows, The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives.
Aikman will discuss her book, an unsentimental, witty, and totally involving chronicle of moving on - a shared adventure as these young widows learned to navigate a new world.
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each event through Diane's Books. This series is free and open to all, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.
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