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

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"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."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetHumorous fiction
Love stories
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Widows -- Fiction
title_displayThe widow's guide to sex and dating : a novel
title_fullThe Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating A Novel
The widow's guide to sex and dating : a novel / Carole Radziwill
title_shortThe widow's guide to sex and dating
title_suba novel
topic_facetFiction
Literature
Widows