Should I Still Wish : A Memoir Paperback / softback
Part of the American Lives series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 156 pages
- Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
- Publication Date: 30/11/2016
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780803295223
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