Unremarried Widow (Large Print / Hardcover)

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All the prerequisites for a good story are here--a young college woman
falls in love with a man who is an Army helicopter pilot, marries him,
and sends him off to Iraq where he is killed. This time, however, all of
it is true. Henderson's memoir of her life
with Miles and then her life without him is an unsentimental but moving
look at the insides of Army life for the women left to cope. Her honest
(sometimes to her own detriment) view of the loneliness of living
within the military rules and regulations is poignant,
unflinching, and feels very real. When she shares with the reader the
letter that she receives from Miles after his death--a letter he knows
she will read only if he does not come back--you know you have
experienced an authentic love story.

— Edie

January 2014 Indie Next List


“Unremarried Widow is a love story that will tug at your heartstrings and make you ache for Henderson as she tells the story of how she met - and lost -- her husband, Miles, a handsome young Army pilot. As their love grew, they moved in together and bought a rundown house near the base. When Miles was deployed to Iraq, they e-mailed and phoned until the day Henderson walked into her mother's house and found two uniformed officers waiting for her. This is a brilliant book about a young woman's love and loss, couched in transcendent language that will cut you to the quick.”
— Kathy Ashton, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT

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A world traveler, Artis Henderson dreamed of living abroad after college and one day becoming a writer. Marrying a conservative Texan soldier and being an Army wife was never in her plan. Nor was the devastating helicopter crash that took his life soon after their marriage. On November 6, 2006, the Apache helicopter carrying Artis's husband Miles crashed in Iraq, leaving her -- in official military terms -- an "unremarried widow." She was twenty-six years old.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611739794
ISBN-10: 1611739799
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: February 1st, 2014
Pages: 303
Language: English