|About the Book|
Learning that their classmate, Joe, had been in prison for armed robbery, escaping and remaining on the FBI wanted list, four friends began an enduring correspondence after his recapture. This true story, revealed entirely through their actual letters, spans the period from 1944 to 2003. An engrossing story of five friends, geographically separated, but with interwoven lives, this is an account of the salutary effect of unconditional love among friends. The story reflects the period in which the letters were written, in the varied voices of the writers: one restrained and conservative, one liberal and outspoken, one poetic and sentimental, one sensitive and troubled, and one pragmatic, a Marine Corps officer in Vietnam. It is a touching journey through troubled times and an emerging into the dawning light of a better world, where serenity, which comes with passing years, found its way back into all their lives.