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The widow's guide to sex and dating : a novel, Carole Radziwill

Label
The widow's guide to sex and dating : a novel
Title
The widow's guide to sex and dating
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Carole Radziwill
Title variation
widows guide to sex and dating
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A deliciously smart comedy about a famously widowed young New Yorker hell-bent on recapturing a kind of passionate love she never really had. Claire Byrne is a quirky and glamorous 34-year-old Manhattanite and the wife of a famous, slightly older man. Her husband, Charlie, is a renowned sexologist and writer. Equal parts Alfred Kinsey and Warren Beatty, Charlie is pompous yet charming, supportive yet unfaithful; he's a firm believer that sex and love can't coexist for long, and he does little to hide his affairs. Claire's life with Charlie is an always interesting if not deeply devoted one, until Charlie is struck dead one day on the sidewalk by a falling sculpture ... a Giacometti, no less! Once a promising young writer, Claire had buried her ambitions to make room for Charlie's. After his death, she must reinvent herself. Over the course of a year, she sees a shrink (or two), visits an oracle, hires a "botanomanist," enjoys an erotic interlude (or ten), eats too little, drinks too much, dates a hockey player, dates a billionaire, dates an actor (not any actor either, but the handsome movie star every woman in the world fantasizes about dating). As she grieves for Charlie and searches for herself, she comes to realize that she has an opportunity to find something bigger than she had before--maybe even, possibly, love."--
Summary
After her husband Charlie, a renowned sexologist and writer who was pompous yet charming, supportive yet unfaithful, dies, 34-year-old Manhattanite Claire Byrne must reinvent herself and vows to find the kind of passionate love she never really had
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10217149
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DLC
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Radziwill, Carole
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • FICTION
  • Widows
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
The widow's guide to sex and dating : a novel, Carole Radziwill
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn829999574
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780805098846
Lccn
2013002412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829999574
Label
The widow's guide to sex and dating : a novel, Carole Radziwill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn829999574
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780805098846
Lccn
2013002412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829999574

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