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One Hundred Names for Love

One Hundred Names for LoveThroughout their marriage, the author and her writer husband, Paul Smith, expressed their love through poems and puns. Theirs was an affair of words until a...One Hundred Names for LoveMemoirThroughout their marriage, the author and her writer husband, Paul Smith, expressed their love through poems and puns. Theirs was an affair of words until a...2011-04-07W.W. Norton
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One Hundred Names for Love

Genre: Memoir; Author: Diane Ackerman; Publisher: W.W. Norton

Throughout their marriage, the author and her writer husband, Paul Smith, expressed their love through poems and puns. Theirs was an affair of words until a stroke snatched Paul’s grasp of language. With her husband reduced to bleating one hopeless syllable — ”mem!” — Ackerman found herself thrust into the most depleting of roles: ”Caregiver. That word should weigh more than others on a page, sag it down a bit and wrinkle it.” In the beginning, One Hundred Names for Love itself sags under the weight of hospital beds and dire prognoses. But the end is a triumph, and their indomitable romance one to envy. B+

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