Remember the Sweet Things

One List, Two Lives, and Twenty Years of Marriage

By Ellen Greene
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061727610, 288pp.)

Publication Date: February 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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For twenty years, Ellen Greene kept a running list of the thoughtful, funny, touching things that her husband, Marsh, said and did. She wrote them down secretly, then shared them with him every Valentine’s Day when he would find pages from her “Sweet Things List” tucked inside a card.

A lovely and poignant tribute to a man and a marriage, written with grace and candor, Remember the Sweet Things captures the kindness, sharing, humor, and affection that defined the Greenes’ union and encourages us to acknowledge the goodness in our own lives and relationships.

About the Author

Ellen Greene worked as a high school and university-level English teacher, a public sector job skills trainer, and a private sector management developer. She lives in San Jose, California, and San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico.

Praise For Remember the Sweet Things

“REMEMBER THE SWEET THINGS is...a beautiful meditation on love and life, and an affirmation of the power of gratitude. Told in a clear and honest voice, its indelible message—that it’s all the sweet little things that add up to an extraordinary love—is a true gift to the reader.”
--- New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

“Ellen Greene tells us how “happily ever after” works, and she does it with such grace and candor that even the unluckiest and most cynical will take note....”
-Marilyn Johnson, author of The Dead Beat

“REMEMBER THE SWEET THINGS isn’t merely a love story. It is a manual for healthy living, told with searing honesty and profound tenderness, and poignance that touches you on virtually every page....I didn’t just savor REMEMBER THE SWEET THINGS. I am a better person for having read it.”
-Wayne Coffey, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Boys of Winter

“What could have been a saccharine story filled with clichés is instead a gentle and genuine reminder that the smallest things in life are the most precious. This is a heartfelt tribute to what really matters.”
-Publishers Weekly

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