The Geography of Love

The Geography of Love : A Memoir

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When Glenda Burgess and Kenneth Grunzweig met in 1988, Kenneth had already lost two wives--the first in a fatal car crash, and then years later his second wife in a brutal murder for which Kenneth remained for many years the prime suspect.
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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 313 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 113.4g
  • India
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0767928709
  • 9780767928700
  • 1,426,146

About Glenda Burgess

Glenda Burgess is a winner of the Rupert Hughes Award for literary fiction and a New Century Writer Award short story finalist. "The Geography of Love" was celebrated as one of the Ten Best Books of 2008 by the "Seattle Post-Intelligence"r, and a 2008 Books for a Better Life Award finalist.
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Review quote

"A beautiful, eloquent, moving love story that shows that when we believe in love, we can reach heights we never imagined."
--Rabbi Sherre Hirsch, author of "We Plan, God Laughs"
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""A courageous woman's journey into love's complexities, navigating what it means to be tied by blood or circumstance across distance and time, while revealing much about human resilience. Framed by spiritual and celestial contemplations, Burgess' profound observations convince me to embrace and savor wholly each day, each moment, each love, before they, too, are gone."
--Katrina Roberts, author of "The Quick "and "Friendly Fire, "winner of the Idaho Prize for Poetry
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""I read Glenda Burgess' poignant and harrowing memoir in one sitting-in one breath-and all I had ever felt about love's ability to vanquish everything, to swallow heartbreak, to correct history, Burgess makes us believe. And in a fashion that reads like a classic novel." -Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of "The Deep End of the Ocean
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"Burgess' tender recollections...remind us all that we tend to be defined by our great loves well after we've lived them." --"Elle Magazine"
"Burgess lyrically and perceptively explores how the body, emotions and experiences are connected, how love and misfortune affect that landscape...Wrenchingly painful, but intensely affecting." --"Kirkus
""Burgess' journey possesses bravery and open-eyed clarity." --"PW
""The resulting memoir...is truly a story of hope. It's the story of the hope that the Burgess family clung to along their journey and the faith they shared in the power and endurance of their love. But it is also a story of hope for the reader--the hope to have this kind ofloving ally at one's side during any adversity that life may bring."
--"The Tampa Tribune" "From the Hardcover edition."
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425 ratings
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4 37% (158)
3 31% (132)
2 8% (32)
1 4% (16)
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