In "The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating," 32-year-old Claire Byrne becomes a widow when her well-to-do husband is killed in a freak accident. Over the course of healing and learning to move on, she dates a myriad of different men as she attempts to live a meaningful and passionate life.
The story is similar to that of Carole Radziwill, a journalist who became a widow at 36 after her husband died from cancer. While Carole drew on parts of her experience after her husband's death to pen the novel, she's quick to note that her story is not the same. "I was a very messy widow," she says. "Claire, the protagonist, is much more together than I ever was."
The novel takes readers through Claire's experience with a number of different men, though, Carole says, "It's very hard for Claire to go on a second date with someone."
Carole says she went through many dating phases while exploring the dating scene after her husband's death. "I hadRead More »from Carole Radziwill: Dating After Heartbreak