Saturday, June 11, 2016

6/23, 2-4pm, Book Launch Celebrates International Widows Day

Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, Publisher, Act II Publications, LLC.
Editor, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/ers Journey.
PO Box 752, East Lyme CT,

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 2-4 p.m. (International Widow’s Day: June 23)
Book Launch: After the Loss of a Spouse: Henry VIII to Julia Child
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
A Taste of New England
12 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT 06355

Lisa Saunders will be on hand to discuss and autograph her latest book, After the Loss of a Spouse: Henry VIII to Julia Child,” which features several Connecticut-connected widow/ers such as Amelia Earhart's husband, George Palmer Putnam, and Mark Twain, who had a lot to say about Mystic. "Anyone who loves a romantic history lesson will be intrigued by this book." Review by David S. Martin, Professor/Dean Emeritus, Gallaudet University: "Lisa Saunders has written another fine piece of historically-based literature. Based on a unique and previously uncovered topic in history, this work encompasses a broad span of time and shows clearly the commonalities, as well as uniquenesses, of these stories about the famous. How they handled their loss, their guilt, and in some cases a plan for a future without their spouses, makes fascinating reading for anyone with interest in both the history and the human side of well-known figures."

Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, author of  After the Loss of a Spouse: What's Next?”  will also be on hand to discuss issues of widowhood.

The authors will also be presenting at:
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m.
Talk: "After the Loss" Self-Improvement Series
Free and open to the public
Bank Square Books, 2nd floor, 53 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355 (More info:, (860- 536-3795)
Authors Lisa Saunders and Dr. Joanne Z. Moore will discuss lifestyle options after the loss of a spouse. Saunders will tell stories of historic figures with Connecticut connections such as Amelia Earhart's widower and Mark Twain, while Dr. Moore will present modern strategies for developing a new philosophy of life after the disappointment of loss. Saunders and Dr. Moore are authors of the books, After the Loss of a Spouse: Henry VIII to Julia Child and After the Loss of a Spouse: What's Next?”  respectively.

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