(Glenda will speak at approximately 11:36 and will be signing her books after the event.)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Glenda Burgess was in her early thirties when she fell head over heels in love with Kenneth, a twice-widowed man fourteen years her senior with a troubled teenaged daughter. Ken's first wife died in a car crash; years later, his second wife was murdered in their home. Considered the prime suspect, Kenneth was living under a shadow of suspicion. But for Glenda, who believed in her instincts, and Ken, who found the resilience to take yet another chance on happiness, only one thing mattered: their love. A grand love that buoys them through fifteen magical years of marriage, two kids, and ultimately, Ken's battle with lung cancer.
The Geography of Love is Glenda's remarkable tribute to the commitment, love, and trust that bound husband and wife together despite the shadows of the past and the uncertainties of the future. It is a profound exploration of the human heart and an inspiring journey into a relationship defined by resilience, passion, trust, and courage. The Geography of Love reminds us that love is always a leap of faith--and beautifully illustrates why we take it.
ADVANCE PRAISE for THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE
"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
"This generous book, both primer and elegy, chronicles a courageous woman’s journey forward into love’s complexities…and long after I’ve closed the book, convinced 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, Idaho Prize for Poetry
"...startling, memorable, and deeply moving. With gentle, deliberate strokes...increasingly engrossing... Burgess's journey possesses bravery and open-eyed clarity." - Publishers Weekly