Widowish: A Memoir

Hosted by The Detroit Jewish Book Fair

Disability & Inclusion

  • Mon, Nov 8
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
  • Online event



Melissa Gould discusses her new book, Widowish: A Memoir, with Rabbi Joseph Krakoff, Senior Director, Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network.

Supporter: Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit

About Widowish: A Memoir (Click here to purchase)

A modern take on loss, Widowish illuminates the twists of fate that break our world, the determination that keeps us moving forward, and the surprises in life we never see coming. When Melissa’s husband Joel was unexpectedly hospitalized, she was overwhelmed with uncertainty. As Joel’s condition worsened, she offered him the only thing she could: her love and devotion. Her dedication didn’t end with his death. Left to resume life without her beloved husband and raise their young daughter on her own, Melissa soon realized that their love lived on. Melissa found she didn’t fit the typical mold of widowhood. Melissa was "widowish." Melissa’s personal journey through grief and beyond includes unlikely inspiration from an evangelical preacher, the calming presence of some Real Housewives, and the unexpected attention of a charming musician.

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