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Love Letters to Bill

Love Letters to Bill
by Jean McCallion

Publisher: Penumbra Press
Genre: poetry
Format: trade paperback; 96 pages
Price: $14.95

Memoirs, whether in prose or poetry, may devolve into words of sadness or despair, or perhaps become maudlin. Happily, McCallion’s love letters do none of these things. This collection celebrates the poet's intimate relationship with her husband of almost 54 years. In these concise and lovingly crafted poems McCallion traces their romance through courtship and marriage, through his long struggle with Parkinson's disease, and, after his death, through reflections on their life together.
Jean McCallion gave the introduction to this volume the title "The Gamble: The Courage To Love". This is a book for those who have taken that gamble and those who are wondering if they should.