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Common threads : nine widows' journeys through love, loss and healing
Kaimann, Diane S., 1939-
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Amityville, N.Y. : Baywood Pub. Co., [2002]

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xi, 180 pages ; 24 cm
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The middle-aged women described within the chapters of "Common Threads" are ordinary yet extraordinary. They have faced one of life's greatest challenges, working day-in and day-out to design new lives for themselves. As readers witness the resilience of the human spirit, they come to a new perspective on their own experiences, recognizing the good still in their lives. "Common Threads" is a tender and warm embrace, a story of faith and love, of insight, determination, independence and strength. These women's large and small victories are metaphors for hope and continuity.

Table of Contents

Earl A. Grollman
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
"Missing You"--A Poemp. 3
Chapter 1 Hawaii, 1999p. 5
Chapter 2 A Gift of Apricotsp. 21
Chapter 3 Twenty-One Daysp. 27
Chapter 4 Visitors and Voicesp. 31
Chapter 5 Adam's Chairp. 39
Chapter 6 A Week of Tormentp. 47
Chapter 7 A Pair of Glovesp. 55
Chapter 8 Dinner for Tenp. 65
Chapter 9 The Hatchmatcher and the Rainbowp. 71
Chapter 10 The Black Stonep. 77
Chapter 11 The Uprazerp. 81
Chapter 12 Paulette's Visitp. 89
Chapter 13 To Catch the Fogp. 99
Chapter 14 A Letter to My Husbandp. 111
Chapter 15 Of Mice and (Wo)menp. 113
Chapter 16 A Wedding in Jerusalemp. 119
Chapter 17 In the Winepressp. 127
Chapter 18 Emit the Bearp. 135
Chapter 19 One More Good-Byep. 141
Chapter 20 "Every Day is a Challenge"p. 149
Chapter 21 Common Threadsp. 161
Referencesp. 175
Indexp. 177