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"Drawing has made it possible for me to stay close to Joy when she is no longer here," Jonathan Santlofer writes in his memoir, The Widower's Notebook. Courtesy of Jonathan Santlofer hide caption

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Author And Artist Illustrates Life After A Sudden Death In 'Widower's Notebook'

When Jonathan Santlofer's wife died five years ago, he was thrown into a "fugue state" of grief. Sketching her portrait from old photographs has helped him stay close to her.

"Drawing has made it possible for me to stay close to Joy when she is no longer here," Jonathan Santlofer writes in his memoir, The Widower's Notebook. Courtesy of Jonathan Santlofer hide caption

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Author And Artist Illustrates Life After A Sudden Death In 'Widower's Notebook'

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