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A touchingly true coming of age love story tragically ended by an accidental death. Actual love letters, poems and drawings found in a wicker basket thirty years later help shape an innocence and define the meaning of love, loss and memory with bravery, laughter and genuine heart-felt intensity through a new graphic-style in publishing. "I was moved by this book. I laughed out loud (Grandmother's advice about kissing with tongue was great) and then was gutted not only by the main story but when the notebooks were stolen after the return to Mexico. It is a true testament about love, being open to it and committing fully. When I finished reading it I wished I had other friends that had read it so I could talk with them about it."
Installation Artist, LA
Camie Fenton Sands has made a living as a writer and is now retired in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she decided to honor the memory of Tom Ladner by assembling this book, via her story-line tying together actual letters, notes, poems and drawings into a graphically designed memoir of her and Tom’s short time together in the early 1970s. In addition to writing and publishing she makes fine-art prints and currently manages the San Miguel Summer Music Festival.