""If I had given it much thought, I might have hesitated to marry a
man for whom at the age of 45 much of the past was too painful to
consider--for either of us. Truthfully, thought had little to do
with it. Instinct did--the instinct to seize a sure and ebullient
happiness or go down trying.""
Falling in love is arguably the greatest risk and leap of faith any
of us take. There's no guarantee for future happiness, no
protection from the ugly scars of the past, no shield from
tragedy--this powerful memoir reminds us why we bother.
At a lakeside cafe in the summer of 1988, 31-year-old Glenda
Burgess is sitting across from 44-year-old Kenneth Grunzweig and
falling in love. Then Ken confesses that he has already been
widowed twice, under harrowing circumstances. This tragic past, the
age difference, Ken's emotionally scarred teenage daughter--all
might be enough to send anyone running, but Glenda believed in her
instincts, believed more than anything that this lovely, generous
man would shape her life. And Ken, who with his heartbreaking
losses had long said that he'd given up on love, came to share a
sense of their romantic destiny. The two embark on the sort of love
affair that many of us don't believe exist anymore--a grand romance
that buoys them through the birth of two kids and fifteen magical
years of marriage until tragedy strikes again in the form of a
shadowy spot on Ken's lung. The journey that follows will test
their resilience and strengthen their devotion.
"The Geography of Love" is a book about believing in first
instincts and second chances.
It is a poignant exploration of the depths of the human heart and
our ability to love and to trust no matter the obstacles.
It is a reminder that "real" life is always richer, stranger, and
more extraordinary than fiction.
It is the most moving love story you'll read this year.
"From the Hardcover edition."
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