Monday, September 8, 2014

The Long Love by John Sedges

By Mike

This book was first published in 1975 and is set in the late 1800s.  It follows the love story of a couple through each stage.  We begin with courtship and then marriage and children, and all that goes along with that.  John is a bit of a workaholic, and Margaret has some issues of her own.  Can they make their marriage work?  Not only that, but can they live happy lives with each other?

This is a great American love story.  It isn't all love and happiness, but the love and pain of family as well.  It was a different time but it's still the same now.  Edward and Margaret could be any one of us.  This book shows the love and laughter of life, love and death.  It's a great story about life.

Shawn's Note:  This book is no longer being printed and is only available used.  We, however, believe if you can find a copy, you should snag it!  I personally loved this book as well.  Also, this book was originally written under the name of John Sedges, and later has been revealed to be a pseudonym.  The author's name is Pearl S. Buck.

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