Single at 32, married at 33, and widowed at 34. Virginia Lloyd finally meets the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with, only to discover he is dying from cancer. After John dies, Virginia must battle the chronic rising damp in the house they had shared. And so in her first year as a young widow, Virginia, like the house, must dry from the inside out. qThe Young Widow's Book of Home Improvementq is a wry and touching love story that plays with the parallels between our homes and ourselves.... and photographs on it; framed photographs of me and Johnaat home, on our wedding dayaand the iPod myparents had bought me as a farewell gift. ... Icould buy these books in New York, Iknew, but preferred tokeepthem close, likegood friends. ... One more momentous change, to cap all the changes I had endured in the short years to this moment. ... Straight lines are best left to geometry and theory.
|Title||:||The Young Widow's Book of Home Improvement|
|Publisher||:||Univ. of Queensland Press - 2011-04-01|