Barbara and Margaret's next book, Suddenly Single after The Girlfriends' Guide to Navigating Loss, Restoring Hope, and Rebuilding Your Life, will be. Book Review: Suddenly Single After 50 Crane became suddenly single at 64, when after 42 years of marriage, her . Hardcover, pages. Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane: Suddenly Single After 50 suddenly single in middle age and beyond will find in these pages both advice and reflection. Anyone who finds themselves suddenly single in middle age and beyond--or knows someone who is--will find in these pages both advice and reflection, support. Being suddenly single after age 50 can be terrifying, but eventually it can also be liberating. It can be fraught with worry and Pages: • Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4. In Suddenly Single After 50, Barbara and Margaret undoubtedly empower each of us to choose the latter. By the way, in case you read the last pages first (as I.