Thorndike Press

The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir

  • Jonathan Santlofer
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  • ISBN-10: 1432857517
  • ISBN-13: 9781432857516
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 372 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2019



One summer day in New York Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath in their living room. After an ambulance race across Manhattan and hours in a hospital waiting room, a doctor delivers the news. Consumed by grief, Jonathan tries to pursue life as he always had, finding it nearly impossible to admit his deep feelings of loss — not even to his beloved daughter, Doria, or to himself. Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, this is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love.