Richard Alther, Author

“In my professional painting career, over a number of years I sold several hundreds of paintings at galleries from London and Montreal to Vermont and California. They slid down easily, watercolor and oil landscapes or waterscapes barely defined, very impressionistic, which I came to realize was a way to express my world view before writing fiction. ..the view that places healing, calming, restorative nature above the flak of modern life. This spirit is very much at the soul of ROXIE & FRED.”

~ Richard Alther

“Readers will enjoy the warm-hearted celebration of this zesty old woman savoring the hell out of her final years.”

~ Judith Viorst, journalist and bestselling author of
I'M TOO YOUNG TO BE SEVENTY

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I wrote my upcoming novel, Bedside Matters, to come to grips with my own mortality, but also as a caregiver to my beloved partner, Ray, who passed on last week. I'm heart-broken, but also touched by the support and love from family and friends during this time. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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One of the silver linings in times of crisis is ingenuity and invention. A great example is the @nytimes' Seventh Annual Student Editorial Contest, asking young people to address timely issues, including the 2020 election, Covid-19, and health care: https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/editorial-winners

Here's another essay I've written on Medium about my experiences as a surviving spouse and dealing with grief. Thoughts and feedback are invited. https://medium.com/@richardaltherwb/the-surviving-spouse-now-what-f7620904debd?source=friends_link&sk=fd5f463f965198a2163980a5cac254ed

A recent enlightening conversation on @NPR by @GeeDee215 "How The Recent Black Lives Matter Movement Gained Increased White Support" https://www.npr.org/2020/06/17/879682823/how-the-recent-black-lives-matter-movement-gained-increased-white-support

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