Book Spotlight: The Hot Young Widows Club by Nora McInerny

It’s not often that I read an entire book in one sitting, but  Hot Young Widows Club  by Nora McInerny is one of those books that I just couldn’t put down. The book starts with Nora telling the reader about her hardships. In the span of only a few weeks, Nora lost her husband, her father, and the baby growing inside of her belly. I cannot fathom having to go through something such as this, and how Nora was able to write this book after experiencing all of those losses is incredible in itself.   Hot Young Widows Club  takes the reader through the life of Nora after she experienced those three deaths and how she coped with them. There were many times during this book that I teared up due to Nora’s breathtaking and beautiful prose. I could not identify with her completely, but I started reading this book a week after my grandfather died. In all honesty, this book actually helped me to get through that loss. I believe this book is a perfect one for those who have gone through any kind of loss in their life, and if they haven’t, it is still worth the read due to Nora’s lovely writing.

It’s not often that I read an entire book in one sitting, but Hot Young Widows Club by Nora McInerny is one of those books that I just couldn’t put down. The book starts with Nora telling the reader about her hardships. In the span of only a few weeks, Nora lost her husband, her father, and the baby growing inside of her belly. I cannot fathom having to go through something such as this, and how Nora was able to write this book after experiencing all of those losses is incredible in itself.

Hot Young Widows Club takes the reader through the life of Nora after she experienced those three deaths and how she coped with them. There were many times during this book that I teared up due to Nora’s breathtaking and beautiful prose. I could not identify with her completely, but I started reading this book a week after my grandfather died. In all honesty, this book actually helped me to get through that loss. I believe this book is a perfect one for those who have gone through any kind of loss in their life, and if they haven’t, it is still worth the read due to Nora’s lovely writing.

Since this book has not been released yet, I don’t want to give too much of it away, but there was one part in it where she addressed the reader personally through the use of the second person. Normally I do not like when anyone uses “you” in a book (unless they do a great job of it) but I felt like Nora was talking to me directly. THAT is how good her writing is. She talked about how death can define a person because sometimes there is no way of getting over that loss, but it does not have to define the entirety of their life. She talked about how there is no way of moving on, but there is a way to move forward. She talked about pity and grief and emotions. She talked about everything.  There is no way to cure another person who is going through grief, but you can always be there to listen. You can listen to their stories, you can listen to how they are feeling- just listen. I learned that from Nora.  Publisher: Simon & Schuster  Release Date: April 30th, 2019

Since this book has not been released yet, I don’t want to give too much of it away, but there was one part in it where she addressed the reader personally through the use of the second person. Normally I do not like when anyone uses “you” in a book (unless they do a great job of it) but I felt like Nora was talking to me directly. THAT is how good her writing is. She talked about how death can define a person because sometimes there is no way of getting over that loss, but it does not have to define the entirety of their life. She talked about how there is no way of moving on, but there is a way to move forward. She talked about pity and grief and emotions. She talked about everything.

There is no way to cure another person who is going through grief, but you can always be there to listen. You can listen to their stories, you can listen to how they are feeling- just listen. I learned that from Nora.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: April 30th, 2019

Molly Wolchansky