Wait for Me, Jack

Wait for Me, Jack

Author(s): Addison Jones

Location(s): San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary looking back to 1950s



Set near San Francisco, this warm and funny novel follows the fortunes and failures of Jack and Milly for sixty years. They marry in 1952, and typical of post-war couples, shift up a class. Optimistic and full of plans, they see themselves living the American Dream. Through the years they cling to each other despite having little in common. But the clinging doesn’t always preclude infidelity or disappointment, and the social changes they live through impact on their relationship in complex and surprising ways. Ultimately, though, what holds them together is stronger than what pulls them apart. This is a love story that tells the truth or one or two truths about love and marriage.

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Author: tripfiction

Jacko and Billie, both in their early twenties, meet in a San Francisco office in 1950. Billie is a young typist whose only ambition is to be married and have children and has already...

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