Three nice Jewish girls share a dormitory room on the campus of the Ohio State University in September of 1956. 53 years later, they sit together and share the stories of their lives.
The values and strengths of middle-class Jewish families in the 1950s Midwest is reflected in the decisions these young women made and set the tone of their adult lives. Each expected the same life: marry, have children, live happily ever after. Each life had its own story. The one constant was the strength of their Jewish identity.
Widow-Wise is vivid in description and laced with humor as the author poses thoughts and observations about widowhood, sex, and realities in today’s world.