I'll Be Seeing You

By Suzanne Hayes; Loretta Nyhan
(Mira Books, Paperback, 9780778314950, 313pp.)

Publication Date: May 28, 2013

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"I hope this letter gets to you quickly. We are always waiting, aren't we? Perhaps the greatest gift this war has given us is the anticipation"

It's January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a sensible professor's wife with a love of gardening and a generous, old soul. Glory comes from New England society; Rita lives in Iowa, trying to make ends meet. They have nothing in common except one powerful bond: the men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home.

Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and gives them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Connected across the country by the lifeline of the written word, each woman finds her life profoundly altered by the other's unwavering support.

A collaboration of two authors whose own beautiful story mirrors that on the page, I'll Be Seeing You is a deeply moving union of style and charm. Filled with unforgettable characters and grace, it is a timeless celebration of friendship and the strength and solidarity of women.

About the Author
Suzanne Hayes is the pen name of Suzanne Palmieri, author of "The Witch of Belladonna Bay", "The Witch of Little Italy, and coauthor, with Loretta Nyhan, of "I'll Be Seeing You". She lives by the ocean with her husband and three children.

Loretta Nyhan is the author of "The Witch Collector" and coauthor, with Suzanne Hayes, of "I'll Be Seeing You". She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and sons.

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  1. Rita and Glory’s friendship was born of intimacy, even though they don’t know each other before they begin writ¬ing. The definition of intimacy is “shared fear.” How does this explain the depth of their friendship? Have you ever had a close friend with whom you shared fear? If so, how is that friendship different from others you have?

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