How To Talk To A Widower - Jonathan Tropper

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How To Talk To A Widower - Jonathan Tropper

When Doug Parker married Hailey - beautiful, smart and ten years older - he left his carefree Manhattan life behind to live with her and her teenage s...

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“How to Talk to a Widower”

published 22/10/2008

ProSympathetic characters, interesting premise, both ...

ConsNone, I thought it was excellent

Judging by the title "How To Talk to a Widower" it is easy to imagine that this would be depressing read. It just goes to show that you really can't judge a book by its cover. The book (written by Jonathan Tropper) was a great read, yes, it has some depressing moments (as in life) but ultimately...

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“How to write a winner”

published 24/10/2007

ProFunny, touching, fluent writing

ConsA little repetitive

Whilst I would not describe myself as mean, I do like a good bargain and when I saw that I could buy Jonathan Tropper's "How to talk to a Widower" for only £1.99 if I spent over £10.00 I pounced. I picked up the book and gave the back cover blurb a cursory skim but if the truth be told, I could...

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“How to Talk to a Widower”

published 20/09/2007

ProFirst page through until last!

ConsAbsolutely none

Every so often I like to change from my normal reading style. I'm generally a spy/action/thriller kind of guy, but a few years ago on holiday when I had run out of my pile of books, I moved onto my partners. My love of the occasional 'chick read' had begun! I since discovered that there is...

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Excellent

published 24/04/2008

This book is excellent due to its deep sadness due to the death of Hailey yet it is also unexpectedly funny. It goes into detail about the way Doug feels about the death of his wife and how it has effected his own life as well as his stepson's and those around him. The story follows his journey trying to start looking for love again, adopting his stepson who is himself struggling to cope and also outting up with his family with whom he has managed to ignore up until now. Throught the story he realises that others around him also have problems including his twin sisters pregnancy and his little sisters wedding. Most of all it manages to portray the difficulty of losing someone you love and trying to move on without forgetting them.

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“Wow, not what I expected”

published 25/01/2010

ProA moving story.

ConsNone.

Have just read this book for our book club. Once you realise that it's written by an American male, set in America and get used to the 'strong language' you are off on a Roller Coaster ride. As a male I (think) I can relate to how Doug handled his situation. It made me laugh out loud and made me...

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Excellent

ProUtterly Compelling

ConsThis book may make many readers recollect their ow...

This book is one of the rare books that makes an elusive, emotional connection with the reader, Tropper uses the text with great effect, building an emotional relationship with the reader, as a reader i felt i was taken on an emotional voyage with so many highs and lows that felt more real than...

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When Doug Parker married Hailey - beautiful, smart and ten years older - he left his carefree Manhattan life behind to live with her and her teenage son, Russ, in the suburbs. Three years later, Hailey has been dead for a year, and Doug, a widower at 29, just wants to drown himself in self-pity and Jack Daniels. But his family has other ideas...Russ is furious with Doug for not adopting him after Hailey died, and has fallen in with a bad crowd. Claire, Doug's irrepressible and pregnant twin sister, has just left her husband and moved in, uninvited, determined to turn his life around. Then there's Debbie, their younger sister, engaged to Doug's ex-best friend and maniacally determined to pull of the perfect wedding at any cost. Soon, Doug finds himself trying to forge a relationship with Russ, reconnecting with his own eccentric nuclear family, and reluctantly dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time-around dating scene. It isn't long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control...

Product Details

Type: Fiction

Genre: Modern Fiction

Title: How To Talk To A Widower

Author: Jonathan Tropper

Publisher: Orion

Number of Pages: 352

Edition: Paperback

ISBN: 0385338902; 0385338910; 0752885758; 0752885766; 075289319X

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