Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Featured in Media: Book gives new insight into 18 famous figures--"After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child." Perfect for Book Clubs

What did Mark Twain, George Burns, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Amelia Earhart's widower do after losing their spouse?

 "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." David S. Martin, Professor/Dean Emeritus, Gallaudet University.

Act II Publications, LLC, recently released the second book in its “After the Loss of a Spouse” series. The new book, “After the Loss of a Spouse: Henry VIII to Julia Child” by Lisa Saunders, examines the bittersweet human condition of love and loss though the lens of history. By learning how these famous (and infamous) people managed their lives after the loss of a spouse, we come to realize the potential that exists in all of us. Anyone who loves a romantic history lesson will be intrigued by this book.  Perfect for individuals and for groups. Includes questions for discussion.


•Mark Twain
•George Palmer Putnam (Amelia Earhart’s widower)
•C.S. Lewis
•Henry VIII
•Martha Washington
•Katharine Graham (of The Washington Post)
•Norman Rockwell
•George Burns
•Julia Child
•Mary Todd Lincoln
•Grandma Moses
•Milton Hershey (Hershey's Kisses)
•Coretta Scott King
•Captain von Trapp (of The Sound of Music)
•Hetty Green (World's Greatest Miser)
•William Gillette (aka Sherlock Holmes)
•Frances Wolfe Sisson (widow of Mystic, Connecticut, sea captain who perished in one of Texas’s worst maritime disasters)
•Abby Day Slocomb (the widow behind the Connecticut State flag design who sent the recently opened time capsule from Europe during WWI).

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."


On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Lisa will be collaborating with Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, editor of Pathfinder: A Companion Guide to the Widow/er Journey, to present "After the Loss of a Spouse," the next installment of Bank Square Books' Self-Improvement Series on  in Mystic, Connecticut.  For more about the event, click here for a flyer, or visit Bank Square Book's webpage at: MYSTIC: Self-Improvement Series: After the Loss of a Spouse, Featuring Joanne Z. Moore and Lisa Saunders 

An article about the book appeared in The Day. Written by Amy J. Barry, it begins: "What does Mary Todd Lincoln have in common with George Burns? Not a whole lot, except that they were also both widowed and are featured in Mystic [Connecticut] resident Lisa Saunders’ new book, 'After the Loss of a Spouse, Henry VIII to Julia Child.'” See article at: http://www.theday.com/article/20160620/ENT10/160629987

Lisa Saunders was interviewed about "After the Loss of a Spouse, Henry VIII to Julia Child" on TV. Watch: https://youtu.be/3ZJyFjMDG0o

Think you know your widow history?  Take the "Widow Quiz!" at: http://authorlisasaunders.blogspot.com/2016/08/take-famously-widowed-quiz.html

About the author: Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer and local access TV talk show host residing in Mystic, Connecticut. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of several books and works as a part-time history interpreter at Mystic Seaport. In 2015, Saunders was the driving force behind getting Connecticut to become the second state in the U.S. to pass a law to combat the #1 viral cause of birth defects, congenital cytomegalovirus. In 2010, she was awarded gold medallion by National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. Visit Lisa at: www.AuthorLisaSaunders.com

For more information about the book, contact Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, Publisher, Act II Publications, LLC, Editor, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, www.widowedpathfinder.com860-448-5149jmoore@widowedpathfinder.com

The book is available on Amazon as an e-book or paperback at: https://www.amazon.com/After-Loss-Spouse-Henry-Julia/dp/0692705406/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
 
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 
BISAC: History / General

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