(Re)Making Love

The book is full of poetry and wisdom as the author searches for understanding.
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When Mary L. Tabor’s husband of 21 years announced, “I need to live alone,” she cratered and turned to the only comfort she had left: her writing. What resulted was (Re)MAKING LOVE: a sex after sixty story, a fresh, witty, funny and brutally honest memoir of everything she felt and did during her long journey back to happiness. This deeply personal account of her saga takes the reader from Washington, DC to Missouri to Australia through the good, the bad and the foolish from Internet dating to outlandish flirting and eventually to Paris where an unexpected visitor changed the author’s life forever. Her story offers hope and joy told with passion and brilliance that is highly refreshing with the single and most prominent message—it is never too late to find love—and oneself even after age sixty and beyond.
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When Mary Tabor's husband tells her he wants to live alone, to find himself, she moves to the Midwest to teach creative writing. She goes without pay, at first, because of bureaucratic trouble and spends a day without food, a heartbreaking moment rendered with grace. Soon, she begins internet dating and blogging about her adventures. She's sixty and still turning heads, but this doesn't make it any easier. She begins to long for her mother and father and sister who have all gone and, finally, she decides to travel alone to Paris. "It's safe to dream in Paris," she says. The book is full of poetry and wisdom as the author searches for understanding. A beautiful, inspiring book.

-- Karol Nielsen

(Re)Making Love is a startling piece of work - startling in the simplicity of the sentence that sets off the chain of events ("I need to live alone") as well as in the graceful way Mary Tabor weaves in pop culture, recent events, complex philosophy, and deep emotion into her vignettes. She does this masterfully, and creates a world the reader at once cannot fathom and yet deeply understands (and perhaps more deeply, fears). As readers we travel through the story with her, cheering as she searches for what she wants and breaking each time she doesn't find it. I grow more and more attached to her story as I read, and even when I put it down I find myself remembering her passages. I think of her search and whether she will win love like in the Rom Coms she so adores. This is an honest and brave tale, and it is the very honesty of the work that makes me continue to cheer for her. Read this story, it will teach you more about yourself than you realize.

-- Indrina

About the Author ▸ Mary L. Tabor

Reader, author, professor, radio show host, columnist. Best advice I ever got? ‘Only connect …’ E.M. Forster. Mary L. Tabor is the author of The Woman Who Never Cooked, which won Mid-List Press’s First Series Award and was published when she was 60. Her short stories have won numerous literary awards. Her experience spans the worlds of journalism, business, education, fiction and memoir writing. She was a high school English teacher who joined the business world, leaving her corporate job when she was 50 to earn an MFA degree. She teaches at George Washington University, works with less-privileged populations at the D.C. library on how to get started writing, and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She lives in the Penn Quarter in downtown D.C.
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