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How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper
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It took me a couple chapters to get into it and I'm glad I stuck with it.

I enjoyed the writing style ... most of the time it was funny and sarcastic. It's almost like Doug was talking to me. As I was reading this, I could imagine it being made into a movie.

I felt bad for Doug. He was widowed before he was 30. He thought he had found "the one" in Hailey (who was more than ten years older than him) and would spend the rest of his life with her. But when she is killed in a plane crash, his life is destroyed and he has to find a way to rebuild it ... but he doesn't want to. Instead he spends his days and nights with his buddy, Jack Daniels. A year later, the bathroom still has her products on the counter and her red bra is still hanging on the back of the door where she'd left it.

His thought processes are interesting ... he blames Hailey for catching that plane, he blames himself for letting her leave on the business trip, he blames her because now he has to start all over again, etc.

His family are characters but I liked them ... all are hurting over things in their lives and trying to makes the best of it.

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it ... it's happy and sad at the same time.

Blog review: http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2011/12...
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