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Publisher's Summary

Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

©1980 Sheldon Vanauken (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Best book I've read on love and loss and God's mysterious provision through it all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A Beautiful Book

This is a book I will surely read many times. Beautiful writing, beautiful thoughts to ponder, and a beautiful love story. Inspiring in a literary sense as well as a spiritual sense. Everyone should read it who appreciates good literature. The audio version is very well done. Reader has a soothing voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A heart wrenching story of eternal love

I loves the descriptive detail of the author. The story conveys earthly and heavenly love as Van tracks upon a relationship with his true love.

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  • dsegn
  • Loomis, CA
  • 02-05-17

Definitely one of my husband's and my favorites of all time

This book is both deep and romantic and both stay with you forever if you fully digest these beautiful words. A warning though: it takes some work on our part to ingest, to chew, and to swallow. It took listening to some parts over and over again. The insights into the person, C.S. Lewis were amazing. This is a must read for any of his fans. You will love him even more.

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Superb narration makes for a fascinating Book

What an interesting book. The narration was superb and made the characters come alive. Amazing insights of one man's journey through profound love, developing faith as he handles his beloved wife's illness and subsequent death.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A fairly overstated life

I suppose this is to be expected when a poet writes an autobiography, but to me it felt like the author spoke with such weight and grandeur about a rather normal life. It felt too distant from reality. There were a few insights I found helpful, but overall it just didn't resonate with me.

A book about love and loss
Covered too thick in gloss
Would mean more to me
If it rang of deep honesty.

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Author is a bit full of himself

good story... just the author seems to think very highly of himself and his poetry

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Great book but terrible audio

I love the print version of this book. But was disappointed in the audio quality and the style of narration.

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Powerful

Much to think about as you finish. And some, I suspect, one would have to experience to fully comprehend. Great to see Lewis, the friend.

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