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What if every life is connected to every other by a single thread?Under an apple tree, in a small town on the edge of a great lake, something is beginning.In a house on ahill above an orchard, a broken man stares out his window but doesnt see theMoreWhat if every life is connected to every other by a single thread?Under an apple tree, in a small town on the edge of a great lake, something is beginning.In a house on ahill above an orchard, a broken man stares out his window but doesnt see the swaying branches or the summer sun. He sees only his wifes face and feels again the dreadful sense offalling.Walking between the trees, a recently freed prisoner is learning how to live in the world again when he makes a discovery that will change many lives forever.Memories hauntSwanton Robey. The horrific accident that killed his young wife has taken all but his life, leaving him a prisoner of his injuries and his hearts great loss. Floating through his days with dreams of the past andvisions of what might have been, Swan watches the world through his high window but never ventures into it, gazing out over the apple orchard he owns but has abandoned, and beyond it, to the great and mysteriouslake.Joseph Geewa has been a prisoner too, for a crime triggered by grief, ordained by fate. Now free after twenty years, he is trying to build a life among the living-an existence of simplebeauty, of choices created through the kindness of others. Grace, his niece, is guiding him back to the world, even as she is drawn to Swans tragic isolation. Then, an astonishing discovery in Swansorchard suddenly forces the two men together and propels them on a journey of rescue and revelation that in turn might set them both free.In The Widower, lives entwine in the mostunexpected ways, bound together by accidents and twists of fate that can forever hold us one to another. Narrated in episodes that seamlessly join the past and present, this is a story about how individual historiesinfluence present lives, about the value of compassion and the power of forgiveness. Weaving threads of love and mystery through every page, Liesel Litzenburgers spare and lyrical novel follows the lives ofunforgettable characters in a profound story of loss and redemption. From the Hardcover edition.