A CERTAINTY OF LOVE by Alfred Coppel

A CERTAINTY OF LOVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The publisher referral to Remarque (Three Comrades?) and Hemingway (Farewell?) confirms the tone but won't establish this as anything but the most temporal entertainment. Abbreviated also, since it only charts a love affair between Robert Gilman, an American journalist, and Elizabeth Breck, a German girl, now met in Lugano in 1956. Robert, whose past experiences have only run to sensation and nothing durable-- including one failed marriage, falls in love for the first time but Elizabeth hasn't long to live-- lymphosarcoma. He takes time out to cover the Hungarian uprising; returns to Elizabeth, something of a casualty himself; they travel through Italy and she collapses and dies in Rapallo..... It reads very easily for a casual hour at most but it would be harder to commit it to memory. Ciao.

Pub Date: Aug. 17th, 1966
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World