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Learning to Be a Widow: Stories of Love, Loss, and Lessons Learned Along the Way

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Gwen Romagnoli has written numerous personal essays as well as
travel and food articles for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the American Express Magazine.
She lived for many years in Italy, but met her Roman husband,
Franco, in the U.S. Together they wrote the book, Italy, the Romagnoli
Way: A Culinary Journey
, about lesser-known places in Italy.
Their late-in-li
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Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by David Black Literary Agency
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Stephen Senturia
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In a series of 42 very short, very poignant essays about grieving and loss, Gwen Romagnoli has created a gem that is a must read for ‘persons of a certain age,’ those of us who know that there is a clock ticking and we all face, eventually, an unknowable end. Gwen’s late-in-life marriage to the famous Italian chef and travel author, Franco Romagnoli, was cut short by kidney disease after only ten years together, and her pain, as brilliantly expressed in these essays, is made palpable for all of ...more
Blissuhl
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marvelous book!

How can a writer take something as sad as the death of a spouse, and turn it into a saga that is at times gut-wrenchingly sad and then laugh-out-loud funny? Gwen Romagnoli does this with ease, telling the story of her late-in-life pairing with Franco Romagnoli. She does this with grace and precision. The writing is clear and compelling. Don't let the title dissuade you. This is not a woe-is-us, here's how to survive book for widows. It's an affirmation of life and love and hope. R
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