Young Widows Club by Alexandra CouttsYoung Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts

Young Widows Club

byAlexandra Coutts

Hardcover | November 24, 2016

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Seventeen-year-old Tamsen Baird didn't set out to become a teenage widow. All she did was fall in love and get married. But when her nineteen-year-old husband, Noah, suddenly dies in the middle of the night, her whole life changes. Now Tam is forced to return to the existence she thought she'd moved beyond-beginning with moving back home and finishing high school. But in order to overcome her loss and find her way forward, she'll need to reinvent herself and reach out to others in ways she never imagined. She'll need to open herself up to living-and even loving-again.
Alexandra Coutts is an author, playwright, and graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she received an MFA in Dramatic Writing. In addition to Young Widows Club, she is also the author of Wish, Wishful Thinking, and Tumble & Fall. She lives year-round on Martha's Vineyard with her family.
Title:Young Widows ClubFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.46 × 5.79 × 1.04 inPublished:November 24, 2016Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0374301263

ISBN - 13:9780374301262


Rated 4 out of 5 by from This story is about love, loss, grief an the ability to push past and move forward! This is an incredible young adult read. The story tells about Tamsen Baird, a high school drop out and a teenage widow. When she was 17 she got married and thought she would live a long and happy life with her husband. For 6 whole weeks she had everything she ever wanted. Then her world was ripped apart and she was left shattered and broken. This story is about love, loss, grief an the ability to push past and move forward. This story truly touched me and had an emotional impact. Some scenes had me on the verge of tears as I could physically feel the pain Tamsen was in. This novel is so much more than that. It is an inspiration and an insight that everything will be okay if you give it time and let yourself live. 4 Stars
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everything was placed together beautifully! Young Widows Club was ten times more better than I expected. I loved how concerned I felt with it all and how entitled I felt to continue reading it in a sitting. It is extremely light, quick, but meaningful to everyone, even though some of us have not yet experienced love. It's a rare find that makes you want to feel all angst-y and upset. But hey, a lot of us are teenagers, and we sometimes overreact. This was not a young woman's overreaction... at all.
Date published: 2017-01-17

Editorial Reviews

"Tam's narrative voice will draw readers in to what real grief looks like, and Colin's deadpan humor keeps a serious story from being dragged too deep. Layered with rounded secondary characters and running its own haunting soundtrack, Coutts's novel explores family, grief, and second chances with delicacy and resonance." -Booklist"Coutts handles the engaging, emotional subject with a sure touch. As Tamsen and Colin make mistakes of the heart, readers should find it easy to sympathize with the ways they stumble toward healing." -Publishers Weekly"This intense and emotionally charged novel adeptly examines the five stages of grief and how one teen handles marriage, death, and rebirth. A must-have for YA collections." -School Library Journal