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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0692256504, Paperback)When her husband of forty years unexpectedly died, Glenda Long wasn't just thrust into grief--she was hurled into modern singlehood. At age sixty, she knew very little about dating and the single life. The Comer is the story of what she learned, how she learned it, and how this carried her through lonely grief into the self-assurance of a modern single woman. Her journey passes through failures with mechanical and business know-how as well as with male/female relationships. She experiences the high of meeting her new Mr. Right only to be plunged into the depths when he cannot commit to sharing their lives. But she keeps going and growing--sometimes in a way precisely the opposite of what had worked before. In the men she meets, she confronts the unwanted hugs of infatuation, the wobbly walk of possible inebriation, an offer of free financial advice that could lead to bilking, and more idealism about the good life than she can accept. In order to navigate these relationships in twenty-first century style, she receives practical guidance from unexpected angels: a handsome hairdresser, a loving mother-in-law, a counselor in male/female communication, a support group of seasoned girlfriends, and advice on breaking up from her more experienced sister and daughter that she mostly chooses to not take. Adding to this worst of times, she suffers the death of her mother from whom she learns, upon reflection, a better way of loving. The Comer is a quirky coming-of-age story about someone who begins a quest for romance and deeper personal insight at the tender age of sixty. Embedded in the narrative are tips for dating as a senior, handling grief and loneliness, setting goals for a new life, getting along with adult stepchildren, and writing a set of marital agreements that holds the tension on differences between the sexes. The Comer is a universal narrative of loss, growth, renewal, and the stretching of wings that a reader of any age or gender can appreciate.
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