New York: Random House. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0375501371 . First Trade Edition. "Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a critical time in her life. When we first meet her - on Long Island, in the summer of 1958 - Ruth is only four. [...] A Widow for one Year closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She's about to fall in love for the first time." Ships same or next business day. Text block is slightly pulled away from spine head, small bumps on spine ends, very faint soiling on tail edge, dark line down fore-edge of page 44; overall, pages are tight, bright, and clean. Dust jacket has minor edge and shelf wear, small creases on spine ends, tiny tear on spine tail. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 537 pages .