Love and Glory

Love and Glory

by Robert B. Parker

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Boone Adams: He was so smart he wrote half the English papers for the freshman class, when he wasn't getting drunk at night and waking up hung over in the morning. To him life was full of promise . . . just the ones it didn't intend to keep.
Jennifer Grayle: She was the campus golden girl, so rich, so pretty, that every boy wanted to take her out. Except Boone. He wanted to marry her.

John Merchent: He was tall and blond with blue eyes and a cleft in his chin like Cary Grant's. He didn't have Boone's lively imagination, but he had something else: Jennifer.

Praise for Love and Glory

“[Robert] Parker writes with economy and precision and wit and passion. . . . Love and Glory [is] one of the best love stories I've ever encountered.”The Press-Chronicle

“A straightforward, unrelenting, shamelessly romantic novel that's about a two-year obsession. . . . It works . . . [and] love stories that work are almost an extinct breed. Almost.”Santa Cruz Sentinel

“Parker's writing is like fine architecture or music—it's both intricate and direct. There are no false notes.”Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440146292
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1984
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 496,840
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, Parker died in January 2010.

Date of Birth:

September 17, 1932

Date of Death:

January 18, 2010

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A. in English, Colby College, 1954; M.A., Ph. D. in English, Boston University, 1957, 1971

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Love and Glory 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
xavierp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I see this as an alternate history to Spenser, almost. A man spends his teen and adult years formulating his own moral and ethical values to make himself into the kind of man suitable for his first love.
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It starts out with unconditional love between two high school students. As time goes on, they grow apart, he goes off to war and she gets married while he's away. Then, he starts obsessing over her and writing letters to her everyday. The ending will surprise you, in a very good way. This is a story of true love with a thrill of Parker's suspense.