A Rendezvous to Remember: A Memoir of Joy and Heartache at the Dawn of the Sixties

A Rendezvous to Remember: A Memoir of Joy and Heartache at the Dawn of the Sixties


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The true story of a soldier, a pacifist, and the woman who loved them both

In June 1964, Ann Garretson skips her college commencement to tour Europe with Lieutenant Jack Sigg, a tank commander on the German-Czech border, with the hope of returning as his fiancée. A month into their rendezvous, her best friend, Terry, proposes marriage--by mail--throwing all their lives into turmoil.

Jack offers the military life Ann knows as an army brat. Terry, a conscientious objector, will leave for the Peace Corps at summer's end, unless the draft board intervenes and sends him to jail. Her dilemma: she loves them both.

Caught between the old mores and winds of change, Ann must make an agonizing choice.

In alternating voices, A Rendezvous to Remember presents firsthand accounts by the two who eventually married, enriched by letters from the rival, whose path led him elsewhere. Provocative and delightfully uncensored, this coming-of-age memoir is a tribute to the enduring power of love and family.

"The story transcends personal autobiography alone, charting the course of not just two disparate lives, but a nation."--Midwest Book Review

"A love story you'll never forget."--Hope Edelman, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Motherless Daughters

"Humorous and heartbreaking, the dueling narrative is stunning, surprising, and inspiring."--Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733338622
Publisher: Sandra Jonas Publishing House
Publication date: 02/09/2021
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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