Thursday, January 23, 2014

Local Book Signing to Benefit Hope Hospice


Award-winning journalist and essayist, Artis Henderson, will appear at the Barnes & Noble for a reading and book signing of her powerful memoir “Unremarried Widow.”

Henderson participated in Hope’s grief counseling and support groups after the death of her young military husband. She credits Hope for helping her through the grieving process.

From the New York Times Sunday Book Review: 
The narrative unfurls into a powerful look at mourning as a military wife. Henderson documents her loss in unsparing detail, from the investigation into the fatal helicopter crash to the funeral to the distinctive, sometimes contentious, bonds that form between bereaved spouses. In a heartbreaking bit of symmetry, Henderson lost her own father at 5 years old when a flight they took together crashed. Her husband’s death provides her with a new lens through which to view her mother, with whom she now shares the fate of young widowhood. 

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest and local Southwest Florida publication, Florida Weekly.

Event Details
Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. 
Barnes & Noble in South Fort Myers (Corner of Daniels Parkway and U.S. 41) 
Proceeds from the event will benefit Hope.