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September 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In-Person at Books & Books Coconut Grove: An Evening with Arlene Sacks


Books & Books


September 21, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Books & Books in Coconut Grove
3409 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States
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Books & Books presents…



Moving Forward: The Widow’s Journey

(Redwood Publishing, LLC, $16.99)

Thursday, September 21st, 6:30 PM | Books & Books, Coconut Grove


Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Arlene Sacks as she discusses her inspiring memoir: Moving Forward: The Widow’s Journey (Redwood Publishing, LLC, $16.99)

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

This bestselling book made the shortlist for the 2022 Selfies Autobiography/Memoir Award, a finalist for the Forward Indies Book Award for 2022, and the National Indie Excellence Award Finalist for 2023.

Through her own personal experience of losing her husband, Arlene Sacks offers insights and guidance on how to navigate the process of moving forward upon becoming a widow. She also shares practical advice on how to deal with life after loss, such as managing finances, making decisions on your own, and handling loneliness.

Thirteen other widows featured in the book represent a diverse range of experiences, backgrounds, and cultures. Their stories offer a unique perspective on grief and loss, and how different people cope in their own way.

Moving Forward is not only a source of comfort and solace for those dealing with grief but also a practical guide for those wanting to support a loved one through their journey.

This book is a must-read for anyone who has lost a partner or knows someone who has experienced this devastating loss.


About the Author:

Arlene Sacks studied under B.F. Skinner’s daughter in her professional training to become a behaviorist, hence her ability to focus on a specific behavior one needs to accomplish, to help a person move forward. She also further studies history, psychology, philosophy and finances in order to get a deeper grasp on how to function as a widow.

Currently, Arlene Sacks serves as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Union Institute and University. Previously, she served as dean of the PhD, EdD, and MA programs, also at Union Institute & University. Arlene has directed graduate programs at Barry University and St. Thomas University, both in Miami, Florida. She earned her doctorate at West Virginia University. Arlene is a woman who is both a public school advocate and a special education advocate with a similar goal to help others move forward, frequently providing a path.