It is summer 2002 in DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, and Dee Young is heartsick after her husband Dan’s death. Dee finds herself conducting two secret correspondences: one-way emails to Dan and two-way letters with Bathsua Reginald Makin, a 17th-century Londoner who was — like Dee — a teacher, writer, wife, and mother. From Dee’s annus horribilis comes a celebration of the endurance of love, the evolution of grief, and the healing power of work.
For adults, by Rhoda Trooboff.
300 pages, soft cover, 5.5” x 8.5”
Retail $18.00. Tenley Circle Press price: $15.00
“I am fifty pages in and riveted!” – Becky Wolsk, blogger and author of Food and Worry.
“A second reading is leaving me even more in awe of this high-wire act with multi-setting, multi-genre, multi-narrator components. . . . I could write all day about the pleasure and wisdom provided by this discourse on letter-writing.” – Leslie Mott, retired English teacher.