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The Geography of Love by Glenda Burgess
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Jan 14, 2010

really liked it
Read in December, 2009

When I picked this book up a couple of things held my interest right away...the first being that it was a memoir, the second being the love story, the third being the mystery it seemed to hold of a woman marrying a man who was twice before married...both women dead in tragic ways! When I read this, I thought...WHAT...and she was still willing to marry him...what a crazy woman!! Well, the love story faction comes through and holds your attention, especially as you read and discover what the realities of their lives are.

Glenda tells her story of how she lived and dealt with not only the death of her husband and her mother...both from cancer...and both relatively close together. Definitely one to keep some tissues nearby!

I wrote down a couple of quotes from this book to share:

Pg. 278 "that all of life was a story: every small moment, chapter and verse of an unfolding tale of mystery and revelation."

Pg. 279 "Why does it take a lifetime to learn the truly simple things?"

Pg. 281 (Ken and Glenda are talking about how he knows there is a God)

Glenda: "Ken, what is God...a feeling?"

Ken: "Do you feel warmth?"

Glenda: "Yes"

Ken: "Do you feel safe?"

Glenda: "Yes"

Ken: "Do you feel anxious?"

Glenda: "No"

Ken: "Do you feel love?"

Glenda: "Yes"

Ken: "God is those feelings!"

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