Friday, June 17, 2016

Enter for chance to win free book: AFTER THE LOSS OF A SPOUSE: FROM HENRY VIII TO JULIA CHILD

Stories of 18 Famous Widow/ers. Published by Act II Publications, LLC

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FEATURED WIDOW/ERS INCLUDE:

·         C.S. Lewis (England)


·         King Henry VIII (England)


·         George Burns  (from Lower East Side of Manhattan to Beverly Hills, California)


·         Coretta Scott King (The King Center in Atlanta, GA)


·         Martha Washington of Mount Vernon, Virginia


·         Katharine Graham (of The Washington Post)


·         Julia Child of Cambridge, Mass. (her kitchen donated to the Smithsonian in D.C.) 


·         Mary Todd Lincoln with detailed account of her night at Ford's Theatre. Buried Springfield, Illinois)


·         Milton Hershey (Hershey's Kisses) of Pennsylvania.


·         Mark Twain, formerly of Hannibal, Missouri and Hartford, Connecticut (he had  a lot to say about Mystic, CT, too!). Buried in Elmira, New York.


·         Abby Day Slocomb, the former Confederate nurse behind the design of the Connecticut State flag who enclosed a challenge in a recently opened 100-year-old time capsule sent from Europe during WWI.


·         Norman Rockwell, buried in Stockbridge, Mass., home of Norman Rockwell Museum.


·         Captain von Trapp, of Stowe, VT (of The Sound of Music)


·         Hetty Green of New Bedford, Mass., the Guinness World Record Holder for "Greatest Miser" and known as the “Witch of Wall Street.” Her father once owned the last surviving wooden whaleship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan, now located at Mystic Seaport.


·         George Palmer Putnam (Amelia Earhart’s widower). Secretly married Earhart in Noank, Conn.


·         Francis Wolfe Sisson of Mystic, Conn., who likely contemplated the dramatic death of her sea captain husband in Texas's deadliest maritime disaster on her "widow's walk." 


·         Grandma Moses of Hoosick Falls, New York. Largest collection of her art at Bennington Museum, Vermont.


·         William Gillette (a.k.a Sherlock Holmes) of Gillette's Castle in East Haddam, Conn.


LIVE NEAR ME IN MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT?

I will be presenting this book at the following events:

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 by Lisa Saunders

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
A Taste of New England
12 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT 06355
Lisa Saunders, author of  After the Loss of a Spouse: Henry VIII to Julia Child will be available to discuss and autograph her new book. 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.

 
Friday, August 12, 7:45 p.m.
Talk: "Tales of Famous Connecticut Widow's Walks"
Free and open to the public
Mystic River Yacht Club (next to Engine Room restaurant)
14 Holmes Street, Mystic, CT 06355,  
Lisa Saunders, author of “After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child” with discuss famous widow/ers with Connecticut ties such as Amelia Earhart’s widower, George Palmer Putnam (married in Noank); Mark Twain, who had a lot to say about Mystic; the widow behind the Connecticut State flag design, Abby Day Slocomb, who enclosed a challenge in a 100-year-old time capsule sent from Europe during WWI to Groton; William Gillette (a.k.a Sherlock Holmes) of Gillette's Castle in East Haddam; and the Guinness World Record Holder for "Greatest Miser," Hetty Green, who is connected to the last surviving wooden whaleship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan, at Mystic Seaport. (More info: amarfoster@gmail.com, 860 536-0066, http://www.mysticriveryachtclub.com)

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: www.banksquarebooks.com, (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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Book Details: “After the Loss of a Spouse: Henry VIII to Julia Child”

Published: May 25, 2016

Act II Publications, LLC

$9.95 U.S.

150 pages

Paperback: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Interior: Black & White on Cream paper
ISBN-13: 978-0692705407
ISBN-10: 0692705406
BISAC: History / General

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