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Sep 17, 2014WVMLStaffPicks rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
When the oil rig 'Ocean Ranger' went down off the coast of Newfoundland in February 1982, it left 84 families in mourning. The woman in this story represents so many of those women who were left behind with young families to raise, very little money and the heartbreak of loss. Helen looks back on her life after the death of her husband Cal and finds herself in her fifties still longing for more than just memories, children and grandchildren. 'You needed a strong memory to love the dead, and it was not her fault that she was failing.' She hires a carpenter and starts to renovate her old house and finds herself falling in love.