BATH — On Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m., Sandi Amorello will be reading from and signing copies of her new memoir, “The Irreverent Widow: Shockingly True Tales of Love, Death and Dating — with Children in Tow,” at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St. The program is free and open to the public; Bath Book Shop will handle sales at the event.

As Amorello writes on her website, “Losing my husband Drew to pancreatic cancer propelled me headfirst on a journey into grief, single parenting and perhaps most tragic of all … mid-life courtship. I am a reluctant expert on navigating unexpected change and loss, finding humor in even the most tragic of circumstances, following your heart, and re-creating your life with passion and creativity. Sharing my own stories, and hopefully bringing a fresh perspective into the lives of others is what lights me up inside. I give voice to things others may think about saying … but often aren’t brave enough to express. Or confess.”

Amorello received her bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and prior to being widowed, worked in a variety of positions as a designer, and then ran her own business creating one-of-akind invitations for events in the private and corporate sectors for a decade. Up until December 2012, she wrote a bi-weekly column called “No Sugar Added” for The Forecaster newspapers in southern Maine. She owns Silver Crayon Studios.

For more information, call 443- 5141.

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