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May 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

In-Person | Moving Forward: An Evening with Arlene Sacks


May 18, 2022
7:00 pm


Books & Books at Suniland Shops
11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…

An Evening with Arlene Sacks


Moving Forward: The Widow’s Journey

(Redwood Publishing, LLC, $16.99)

Wednesday, May 18, 7 PM ET


About the Book:

“Over the years, I came to recognize that someday I might lose my husband, and that it would be a catastrophic loss. What I never expected was that along with the horrific pain, I would also lose a huge piece of my identity and my life as I knew it.”

Thus began Arlene Sacks’ journey of loss, grief and healing, after the illness and death of Howard, her beloved spouse of forty-seven years. As Sacks gathered her thoughts and memories in preparation for writing “Moving Forward,” she came to see that, although widows might share some common ground, no one story of widowhood could capture the whole of its challenges or provide the widest range of wisdom gained from that experience.

There is no “best” way to move forward after losing a life partner, but this book is filled with the stories of Sacks’ journey interwoven with the experiences and influences of thirteen other strong, sensitive and generous widows. Together they provide a roadmap over the perilous ground of loss and the life that follows.


About the Author:

Arlene Sacks: Arlene studied under B.F. Skinner’s daughter in her professional training to become a behaviorist. She also further studies history, psychology, philosophy and finances in order to get a deeper grasp on how to function as a widow.

Previously, Arlene Sacks served as dean of the PhD, EdD, and MA programs at Union Institute & University and she 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 public school advocate and a special education advocate with a similar goal to help others move forward.