THE BEST DAY THE WORST DAY: Life With Jane Kenyon.
Edition: First printing.
New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - A moving memoir by this award-winning poet about his 23 year marriage to poet Jane Kenyon, most of it spent in New Hampshire at Eagle Pond Farm, his family's old house. Hall records her "growing power as a poet and the couple's careful accommodations toward each other as writers. This portrait of the inner moods of 'the best marriage I know about,; as Hall has written, is laid against the stark medical emergency of Jane's leukemia, which ended her life in fifteen months. Hall shares with readers as if we were one of the grieving neighbors, friends, and relatives the daily ordeal of Jane's dying, through heartbreaking and generous storytelling." Photographic frontispiece. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-618478019.
Condition: Fine in a v ery near fine dust jacket (crease to rear flap of dj).