Don’t' despair. Here's a prescription of beautiful prose to help you look at life differently and know that even though life may be difficult right now, tough times always pass; and you will find your silver lining soon.

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The Days of Abandonment (Fiction) by Elena Ferrante


"When you don't know how to keep a man you lose everything." Being left for another woman, this novel's central character, an Italian woman, comes to terms with the absence of her husband whilst caring for 2 little children. A national bestseller in Italy, the book details the devastating impact of losing her husband on her sense of identity, her life going forward and the emptiness with which she must carry on. Whilst a short read, Elena Ferrante takes the reader on a powerful journey, allowing him/her to truly connect and immerse themselves in the emotional experience of this Italian woman. 

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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by 

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