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Unlike anything Joyce Carol Oates has written before, A Widow&́#x80;s Story is the universally acclaimed author&́#x80;s poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six years, and its wrenching, surprising aftermath. A recent recipient of National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, Oates, whose novels (Blonde, The Gravedigger&́#x80;s Daughter, Little Bird of Heaven, et cetera) rank among the very finest in contemporary American fiction, offers an achingly personal story of love and loss. A Widow&́#x80;s Story is a literary memoir on a par with The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Calvin Trillin&́#x80;s About Alice.