Thursday, January 23

Pearl's Chapter 1 Book Club Hosts Live, Visual Talk With Author!

Author Becky Aikman and her Saturday Night Widows Group

Cecelia, leader of the Pearl Library's Chapter 1 Book Club, has arranged a Skype (visual using webcam) visit with Saturday Night Widows author, Becky Aikman. You don't want to miss it!

Journalist and former Newsday reporter, Aikman lost her husband to cancer when she was in her forties. Sad and lonely she tried a support group. All she felt was more sad, and that was not working for her. She knew she had to get busy reinventing herself.  

Aikman researched what had been written about dealing with loss. Later, she remarried, but the traumatic loss was still present so Aikman found herself putting the valuable research to work.  

By asking around, Aikman was able to form her own group of young widows. Remarried for four years by the group's first meeting, Aikman also had new challenges to tackle. As if grief issues weren't enough, she now had to deal with a "new life, new career,  new husband, new stepdaughter, new home and new dog," as she put it. 

Her mission was to balance a new life with memories from the past.  Not an easy feat, but with five new friends, a lot of laughter and a few tears, Aikman made it work!

Can you believe that you get an opportunity to meet and chat with this wonderful author via Skype?! Amazing!

The Chapter 1 Book Club will meet Thurs. Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. No registration is required, and you do not have to commit to joining the group. Just come on by and hear a very interesting story LIVE!

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