Rock Island, RI Author Publishes A Widow's Memoir

July 14, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
July 14, 2016 - "On Marriage and Widowhood: A Journey to Getting Unstuck and Empowered," a new book by Elaine Backus, has been released by RoseDog Books.

This is a story of an adventurous life full of love, laughter, and challenges - including chickens getting into her home! -Ginger Wallis, author A Gentle and Curious Path

A from-the-heart story as only a widow can tell it. -Tom Santos, author My Son Todd

This book offers hope and inspiration to anyone who has experienced a loss. -Olive MacGregor, friend

This true story is about three very different marriages, several different deaths, and a jagged path through life, grief, and widowhood to the ultimate peace, light, and hope for new tomorrows as told by the courageous woman who lived it.

About the Author:
After completing studies at R.I.S.D. Elaine Backus began adult life as an interior designer. Ten years, four children, and one divorce later, she went to the University of Rhode Island to obtain teaching credentials. While there she was lured into the field of gerontology, ultimately becoming an Adjunct Professor at ten colleges and universities.

In retirement, Backus moved to a homestead in Vermont where she continued her life-long interest in organic farming, resumed her art interests, and began writing more. Now in advanced age, she continues writing from her home along the Connecticut coast. More details of her life may be found in Who's Who of American Women.

"On Marriage and Widowhood: A Journey to Getting Unstuck and Empowered" is a 184-page paperback with a retail price of $34.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-6832-5. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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