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Barcode30293101852908
LocationClark County
Call NoPLAY Stre
TitleBlack widow playaway : a sad-funny journey through grief for people who normally avoid books with words like "journey" in the title / Leslie Gray Streeter.
AuthorStreeter, Leslie Gray. author, narrator.
CollectionAudio Play NF
Total Circ0
NumReserves0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101852908PLAY Stre9/10/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781549186813
International Standard Book Number 1549186817
Personal Name Streeter, Leslie Gray. author, narrator.
Title Statement Black widow playaway : a sad-funny journey through grief for people who normally avoid books with words like "journey" in the title / Leslie Gray Streeter.
Edition Statement Unabridged.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Solon, Ohio : Playaway Digital Audio; [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, 2020.
Physical Description 1 sound media player (approximately 5 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 9 x 6 cm.
General Note Previously released by Hachette Audio, 2020.
General Note Issued on Playaway LIGHT, a dedicated audio media player.
General Note Requires one set of earphones and one AAA battery for playback.
Participant or Performer Note Read by the author.
Summary, Etc. Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she'd wear her favorite curve-hugging leopard-print dress to Scott's funeral; he loved her in that dress! But here she is, having lost her soul mate to a sudden heart attack, totally unsure of how to navigate her new widow lifestyle. ("New widow lifestyle sounds like something you'd find products for on daytime TV, things like comfy tracksuits and compression socks." Wait, is a widow even allowed to make jokes?) Looking at widowhood through the prism of race, mixed marriage, and aging, Black Widow redefines the stages of grief, from coffin shopping to day drinking, to being a grown-ass woman crying for your mommy, to breaking up and making up with God, to facing the fact that life goes on even after the death of the person you were supposed to live it with. While she stumbles toward an uncertain future as a single mother raising a baby with her own widowed mother (plot twist!), Leslie looks back on her love story with Scott, recounting their journey through racism, religious differences, and persistent confusion about what kugel is. Will she find the strength to finish the most important thing that she and Scott started?
Subject-Personal Name Streeter, Leslie Gray.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American women United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Widows Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Adoptive parents Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Bereavement Social aspects United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Widowhood United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American women Social conditions. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Single mothers United States.
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Humor.
Index Term-Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Index Term-Genre/Form Playaway (Brand name)
Added Entry, Corporate Name Hachette Audio (Firm)
Added Entry, Corporate Name Findaway World, LLC.
Added Entry, Corporate Name Playaway Digital Audio.

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