The Geography of Love
By Glenda Burgess
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767928700, 313pp.)
Publication Date: August 4, 2009
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What possesses a woman to fall in love with a man fourteen years her senior, with a troubled teenage daughter and a past shadowed with so much suspicion and misfortune? And why would a man who has loved and lost in such tragic ways take a chance on opening his heart to another woman, despite the odds?
Beautifully written and heart-wrenchingly honest, "The Geography of Love" is a poignant and unforgettable chronicle of a relationship that defies convention and survives the unthinkable.
- In her memoir's prologue, Glenda Burgess recalls the child-friendly explanation her father gave for shooting stars: "Just a bit of chance and chaos, Sunshine. Atoms that dance." How do these images apply to love? Did this description of the universe prove true in her life?
"Burgess’s tender recollections remind us all that we tend to be defined by our great loves well after we’ve lived them." —Elle
"Wrenchingly painful, but intensely affecting." —Kirkus Reviews
"The Geography of Love means than many others can indeed share in [Burgess’s] memories, be inspired by them, reflect on what this one shining marriage teaches about love and happiness, trust and instinct, faith and loss." —Seattle Post-Intelligencer