Major Treat at the Y

May 1, 2009 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Good news for 2nd- and 3rd-wavers.

Bestselling novelist Anne Roiphe will speak on her new memoir, Epilogue, on Tuesday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m., at the Central Queens Y.  Occasionally the focus of controversy, Roiphe’s best-known work includes an earlier bestselling memoir, 1185 Park Avenue, and critically acclaimed novels and nonfiction, including Lovingkindness, as well as an early memoir Up the Sandbox, which was made into a film with Barbra Streisand.

Critics and readers have noted the candor with which Anne Roiphe has written about childhood, motherhood, and marriage.  And so it was natural that after her beloved husband of almost 40 years died, Roiphe would write with the same honesty of the experience of becoming a widow.  Roiphe’s new memoir moves with grace and occasional humor through the reluctant journey following her husband’s death.  Knowing her husband would want her to be happy and bowing to her daughters’ wishes, Roiphe even reluctantly enters the Internet dating scene.  “I will not let grief become my constant companion,” she writes.  “I will refuse its offer to accompany me to the corner, to the night, to the next month.”

  • Central Queens YM & YWHA,
  • 67-09 108 Street
  • $4.50 donation suggested. 
  • For more information, call 718-268-5011, ext. 151, or e-mail



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