The Resource Sealed with a kiss: : an American love story in letters, Bob Zielsdorf, (electronic resource)

Sealed with a kiss: : an American love story in letters, Bob Zielsdorf, (electronic resource)

Label
Sealed with a kiss: : an American love story in letters
Title
Sealed with a kiss:
Title remainder
an American love story in letters
Statement of responsibility
Bob Zielsdorf
Title variation
American love story in letters
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawn from an extraordinary collection of over four hundred perfectly preserved personal letters, Sealed with a Kiss is a coming-of-age story, a romance, and a glimpse of an America poised on the brink of change. Anyone who remembers having a pen pal, scribbling envelopes with codes like S.W.A.K, or even just falling in love will recognize themselves in its story-and savor its vision of not just a unique moment in time, but also a timeless love. In 1957, Bob Zielsdorf is thirteen and living an ordinary middle-class suburban existence in York, Pennsylvania. On a trip to Massachusetts to visit a friend, he meets fourteen-year-old Fran Jordan. Though they spend less than an hour together (admittedly, an hour that includes some kissing, thanks to a local variation on Spin the Bottle), they agree to write. Remarkably, they do, beginning a correspondence that will last for eight years, encompass hundreds of letters, and end with an enduring marriage. As Bob and Fran move from middle school into high school and college, they never live in the same town or even the same state. Long distance calls are still too expensive to be a relationship staple. Instead, the teenagers' bond, which begins as friendship and only later deepens into love, is forged through writing. Describing high school and college, family and friends, home and travel, frustrations and dreams, practical jokes and serious car accidents, companionship and "chemistry," the letters paint a vivid and unselfconscious picture of two lives in transition from childhood innocence to adult choice
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Zielsdorf, Bob
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Zielsdorf, Bob
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Zielsdorf, Fran Jordan
  • Pen pals
  • Popular culture
  • Electronic books
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Sealed with a kiss: : an American love story in letters, Bob Zielsdorf, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11730447
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780991317417
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11730447
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Sealed with a kiss: : an American love story in letters, Bob Zielsdorf, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11730447
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780991317417
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11730447
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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