I'll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You

Large Print - 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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Kennebec Large Print, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2013
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781410463845
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 439 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Nyhan, Loretta
Alternative Title: I will be seeing you


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Aug 01, 2017

I don't tend to like these kind of stories all that much, but I really liked this one. My parents were in WWII, so I knew about the rationing, but seeing it in action like is shown in this book was eye opening! It was amazing to see how people adapted and to realize how lost we would be today in the same circumstances.

Aug 14, 2016


Oct 01, 2014

Recommended by Bev Reavie

Jun 24, 2014

What a great and inventive way to tell a heartwarming story of friendship, loss, and love.

Zeesa Jan 22, 2014

I loved this book; it gave insight to the homefront during WW II. Very poignant.

carrilis Nov 20, 2013

This story of two women that start as pen pals during WWII and become friends. I was leery at first, as the story is told in letters between the two women, with a few others here & there. However, it was done wonderfully and I couldn't put it down! Keep a box of tissues handy . . .


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