Book pick of the week: ‘Saturday Night Widows’

Saturday Night Widows book
Is one of your resolutions to start a book club this year? Here’s your first book.

A book about widows may not seem like it would be uplifting, but Becky Aikman’s true story about six widows is exactly that. Reading it, you’ll laugh plenty. After Aikman lost her husband, she formed a ladies’ group with five other widows. None of the women knew each other and their backgrounds vastly differed – some had kids, some didn’t; some were married for decades, one only 14 months – but they all knew what it was like to lose a spouse.

Once a month, the six widows would hang out, talk and try and make sense of their new lives. Some started searching for love again and with that, came a new host of questions the six ladies talked through together. And if these ladies are anything at all, they’re frank. Conversations about everything from changing careers to condoms flow as freely as the Malbec.

Even if you’ve never lost anyone close to you, the easy friendships in “Saturday Night Widows” is something anyone who has ever felt a little lonely can relate to. It just may inspire you to arrange your own monthly Saturday night club.

“Saturday Night Widows” came out December 31 and is available in bookstores now.

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