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Author Evans, John W. (John William), 1977- author

Title Should I still wish : a memoir / John W. Evans
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series American lives
American lives.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Leaving Indiana; Badlands; Crossing to Safety; Yes; Signal and Noise; The Big House; Unanswered Prayers; Not So Much; The Lake; Mountain Rain
Summary "In this candid and moving memoir, John W. Evans articulates the complicated joys of falling in love again as a young widower. Though heartbroken after his wife's violent death, Evans realizes that he cannot remain inconsolable and adrift, living with his in-laws in Indiana. Motivated by a small red X on a map, Evans musters the courage for a cross-country trip. From the Badlands to Yellowstone to the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, Evans's hope and determination propel him even as he contemplates his vulnerability and the legacy of a terrible tragedy. Should I Still Wish chronicles Evans's efforts to leave an intense year of grief behind, to make peace with the natural world again, and to reconnect with a woman who promises, like San Francisco itself, a life of abundance and charm. With unflinching honesty Evans plumbs the uncertainties, doubts, and contradictions of a paradoxical experience in this love story, celebration of fatherhood, meditation on the afterlife of grief and resilience, and, ultimately, showcase for life's many profound incongruities"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Evans, John W. (John William), 1977-
Adjustment (Psychology)
Loss (Psychology)
Man-woman relationships.
Widowers -- United States -- Biography.
Wives -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016031248
ISBN 0803295790 (epub)
0803295804 (mobi)
0803295812 (pdf)
9780803295797 (epub)
9780803295803 (mobi)
9780803295810 (pdf)
(paperback ;) (alk. paper)