Left on Tenth

18.14

When Delia Ephron’s beloved first husband Jerry died of cancer in 2015, after 35 years of marriage, she struggled without him. Focusing on the day-to-day, she decided to make one small move forward and cancel Jerry’s dedicated landline. This spiralled into days of frustration, prompting Delia to turn to words to process her grief and bewilderment. Her New York Times piece about the woes of customer service caught the eye of Peter, who emailed to commiserate. He was recently widowed himself and reminded Delia that years ago, when they were college students, they had been set up by her sister Nora. Cautiously, Delia replied. Over a few short weeks of email exchanges, Delia realised that she and Peter were undeniably soulmates. Months later, still caught up in this whirlwind romance, Delia made another life-changing discovery: she was profoundly sick. This is Delia’s spirted story of her second change at love.

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If you pitched a movie about a woman in her seventies, recently widowed, who reconnects with a man she dated in college, leading to a months-long exchange of emails and the pair falling in love fifty years after their first date, the studio exec would say that’s too far-fetched. But that’s exactly what happened to Delia Ephron, writer and producer, screenwriter of You’ve Got Mail and bestselling novelist.

When Delia’s beloved first husband Jerry died of cancer in 2015, after thirty-five years of marriage, she couldn’t think of moving forward without him. But when she wrote a piece about the woes of customer service compounding her grief while trying to cancel Jerry’s dedicated landline, it caught the eye of Peter, who emailed to commiserate. He was recently widowed himself and reminded Delia that years ago they had been set up by her sister Nora, when they were college students.

Cautious about what Peter was hoping for, Delia replied. And, over a few short weeks, realized that she and Peter were soulmates. Months later, still caught up in the whirlwind of this unexpected romance, Delia made another life-changing discovery: she had cancer. Peter and Delia found love in their seventies. But instead of long-awaited bliss the burgeoning relationship was plagued by tests, treatments and uncertainty. Left on Tenth is the story of Delia Ephron’s second chance at love and the miraculous tale of her second chance at life after cancer.

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Weight0.369 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 2.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

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Dewey

814.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K