Another nonfiction love tale I was tickled by is The Ballad of Gussie and Clyde: a True Story of True Love (Villard, 1997) by Aaron Latham, known to many as the journalist who wrote the article that inspired the movie "Urban Cowboy" (he also co-wrote the script). How 84 year-old widower Clyde Latham, Aaron's father, found love again with 81 year-old Gussie Lancaster is a feel-good biography set in the West Texas town of Spur. Gussie and Clyde were childhood sweethearts. Some sixty years pass before the widower and widow reunite. As you can tell from the title, the outcome is a happy one, proving one of my personal favorite maxims: it is never too late to fall in love!
photo: Thinking of You by KAO