Princeton University Library Catalog

Should I still wish : a memoir / John W. Evans.

Author:
Evans, John W. (John William), 1977- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017, , ©2017]
Description:
139 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
"In this candid and moving memoir, John W. Evans articulates the complicated joys of falling in love again as a young widower. Though heartbroken after his wife's violent death, Evans realizes that he cannot remain inconsolable and adrift, living with his in-laws in Indiana. Motivated by a small red X on a map, Evans musters the courage for a cross-country trip. From the Badlands to Yellowstone to the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, Evans's hope and determination propel him even as he contemplates his vulnerability and the legacy of a terrible tragedy. Should I Still Wish chronicles Evans's efforts to leave an intense year of grief behind, to make peace with the natural world again, and to reconnect with a woman who promises, like San Francisco itself, a life of abundance and charm. With unflinching honesty Evans plumbs the uncertainties, doubts, and contradictions of a paradoxical experience in this love story, celebration of fatherhood, meditation on the afterlife of grief and resilience, and, ultimately, showcase for life's many profound incongruities"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780803295223 (paperback ; alk. paper)
  • 0803295227 (paperback ; alk. paper)
  • (epub)
  • (mobi)
  • (pdf)
LCCN:
2016014263
OCLC:
946906290
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