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SEVEN LOVES is the story of May Nilsson, now a 74-year-old widow and retired teacher. She reminisces on the loves of her life, and the book takes us on a journey to her past. We see May at various stages of her life: a child, a student, a wife, a woman involved in an extra-marital affair. Each segment shows another layer of this interesting woman. As the story explores the nature of her relationships, we discover more about May.
Author Valerie Trueblood is a contributing editor to The American Poetry Review, and it shows. She writes with an elegant style that is both poetic and honest. The language helps the reader see into May’s soul. It’s almost feel likes a literary memoir. The language makes the reader forget that this is a work of fiction.
SEVEN LOVES is the type of book that transcends categories. It has literary qualities as well as elements of romance. In some ways, the book reads like a short story anthology. Each episode could stand alone in a literary magazine. Regardless of label, SEVEN LOVES is the story of a life filled with love, passion, sorrow, and emotional growth. It is the type of book that you read over and over again. Certain passages will stay with you for a long time.
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