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"After the Loss of a Spouse," Part of a Self-Improvement Series, is Presented by Authors Dr. Joanne Z. Moore and Lisa Saunders at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT

Free and open to the public. Authors Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, editor of Pathfinder: A Companion Guide to the Widow/er Journey, and Lisa Saunders, whose daughter passed away at 16, are collaborating to present "After the Loss of a Spouse," the next installment of Bank Square Books' Self-Improvement Series on August 24, 2016, in Mystic, Connecticut.

Mystic, CT, August 19, 2016 --( Talk: "After the Loss” Self-Improvement Series
Free and open to the public

Bank Square Books, 2nd floor
53 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355

(More info: 860-536-3795,

Dr. Joanne Z. Moore will present modern strategies for developing a new philosophy of life after the disappointment of loss, while Lisa Saunders will share examples of how famous figures such as Mark Twain and Amelia Earhart's widower handled their loss and moved forward to make a difference in the lives of others. Moore and Saunders are authors of the books, After the Loss of a Spouse: What's Next? and After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child respectively.

Dr. Moore, a widow, is the owner of Shoreline Physical Therapy in East Lyme and editor of Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/ers Journey.

Lisa Saunders, whose daughter passed away at 16, is a part-time historical interpreter at Mystic Seaport and TV talk show host. In 2015, Lisa was instrumental in getting Connecticut to become the second state in the U.S. to pass a law to battle the disease that disabled and killed her daughter, congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV).

For more information about the presentation, contact Dr. Joanne Z. Moore at 860-460-0248,, or visit:

To learn more about the authors and their books, watch their TV interviews at:

Dr. Joanne Z. Moore and "After the Loss of a Spouse: What Next?" at:

Lisa Saunders and "After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child" at:

About their books (available as ebook/paperback on Amazon)

"After the Loss of a Spouse: What's Next?" by Dr. Joanne Z. Moore is a concise guidebook for rebuilding a life after the loss of a spouse. Topics include getting one’s affairs in order, finance, exercise, home, health, emotions, decision making, family, travel, friendship, hobbies, return to dating, pets, managing mistakes, setting goals, and the problems of self-medicating with drugs and alcohol.

"After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child" by Lisa Saunders examines the bittersweet human condition of love and loss though the lens of history. By learning how these famous (and infamous) people managed their lives after loss, we come to realize the potential that exists in all of us. Book includes questions for discussion and the stories of these 18 historic widow/ers: Mark Twain * C.S. Lewis * George Burns * Grandma Moses * Martha Washington * Norman Rockwell * Mary Todd Lincoln * Milton Hershey (Hershey's Kisses) * Julia Child * Coretta Scott King * Captain von Trapp (of The Sound of Music) * Henry VIII Katharine Graham (of The Washington Post) *George Palmer Putnam (Amelia Earhart’s widower) *Hetty Green (world’s biggest miser) *Abby Day Slocomb (sent recently opened 100-year time capsule to Groton) * William Gillette (aka Sherlock Holmes) * Frances Sawyer Wolfe (moved to Mystic home with “widow’s walk” after sea captain husband perished in Texas’s worst Maritime disaster).
Do you think you know what these historic widow/ers did after their loss? Take the "Widow Quiz!" at:
Contact Information
Lisa Saunders
P.O Box 389, Mystic, CT 06355

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