Carole Radziwill (CR): I spoke to young widows about their first year and we all had similar experiences. Widows are looking for comfort after a tragic event, like a husband's death. It would be wise advice to avoid a Jack Huxley if you are feeling vulnerable or looking for comfort.Did you have this in mind when you created this character? Claire even says if she were lucky she'd have dinner with Jack and walk away non-plussed, that she'd find his narcissism a bore. She did have a dead husband after all, and so, she fell. So I wrote Jack as a character who was related to the real-life great novelist Aldous Huxley, who also had a brief but bright Hollywood career.Writing fiction is much like living life, you never know how and why one story begins and another ends. prime candidates for dating from age 14 or younger to close to 30 or older.Is Claire a combination of women you know -- not names? Did you have a complete outline in mind before you started with the first chapter or did you write the first three chapters and then decide on the ending?
Five decades ago, 72 percent of men and 87 percent of women had gotten married by the time they were 25.The term has outlasted more than a century’s worth of evolving courtship rituals, and we still don’t know what it means.Sixth-graders claim to be dating when, after extensive negotiations conducted by third parties, two of them go out for ice cream.Upon his death, he left Claire with some, shall we say, sensitive issues.There's the affair he was having, the book he was writing, and the life apart from Claire that he was actively living.