Together Through Korea and Alzheimer's
Joyce Sorensen, author
Sixteen-year-olds Dick and Joyce fall in love and manage to marry at nineteen despite a mother determined to split them. When Dick is drafted and shipped to Korea, Joyce and their infant are forced to live with her manipulative mother. In letters from six thousand miles away, Dick poetically writes of his longing for Joyce and relates bizarre incidents which occur around him. Separated and existing in alien environments, their relationship shifts. Late in his life, Alzheimer's attacks Dick but fails to destroy their emotional bond. In an exquisite paean to love, Joyce Sorensen reveals the intimate relationship of a couple who overcome numerous threats to their lifelong devotion. Her poignant words escort the reader through emotions that linger long after the book is closed.