In 2002, I bought a box of old papers at a flea market with the intention of sorting through the contents and reselling the most interesting bits on eBay. Then I realized that the box contained more than 100 love letters dated 1940-1943, all in a single hand. I put them into chronological order, began reading, and quickly realized I’d stumbled on something wonderful: a love story that also included popular culture, left-wing politics, and of course, the encroaching inevitability of World War II.
I’ve now started a Tumblr to share parts of that story as I work to flesh it out and turn it into a book.
I plan to update on Mondays and Thursdays.