And that connection is what inspires, if not envy, then at least deep admiration. Made for You and Me imparts a lesson our generation takes a long time to learn. Using the literal device of a road-trip chronicle, Shetterly illustrates how there is no map for this type of crisis. We must create our own, and it must include a home base.
"Over the pillows," she writes of her and Dan's last night on the road before returning to Maine, "I held his big, rough hand in mine and told him I loved him. I knew that for him the days to come were fraught with fear but that also what surged between us, like body heat, was deep relief that home again, home again, we were home."
At the Portland Public Library's Brown Bag Lecture series | Wednesday, March 16 @ noon | 5 Monument Square, Portland | 207.871.1700 | portlandlibrary.com
At Borders | Tuesday, March 22 @ 7 pm | 430 Gorham Road, South Portland | 207.775.6110 | borders.com
At the Maine Festival of the Book | Saturday, April 2 @ 1:30 pm | University of Southern Maine's Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St, Portland | 207.871.9100 | mainereads.org
At Longfellow Books | Thursday, April 7 @ 7 pm | One Monument Way, Portland | 207.772.4045 | longfellowbooks.com
At Blue Hill Library with Blue Hill Books | Wednesday, April 13 @ 7 pm | 5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill | 207.374.5632 | bluehillbooks.com
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