About the Book :
P.S. I Love You talks about the delightful and unique love story of Gerry and Holly. The book covers events from the very beginning, starting from the inception of their relationship. The book details the way they were inseparable childhood sweethearts destined to be together in a loving relationship. It traces how Gerry becomes aware of his terminal illness and how he finally succumbs to a brain tumor. Gerry has a couple of months to love Holly enough for her to be satiated for the rest of her life.
P.S. I Love You portrays how Gerry stays brave and dedicated to Holly, while he is alive and how she recalls the old happy memories of their love, fights and playful moments. The book talks further of the high level of attachment which shatters Holly after the inevitable, and how she gets through with the help of her family and friends. The author talks in the most lucid manner about the topic of death, a horrible fact that is hard to face.
After his death, on her thirtieth birthday, Gerry comes to her again in the way of letters filled with love and signed, P.S. I Love You. These letters encourage Holly to move on and live without him and be happy. This book has been adapted into a movie with the same name, starring Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank in the lead. It was released on the 21st of December, 2007, in the US and was directed by Richard LaGravenese.
About the Author
Cecelia Ahern is an Irish Novelist. Her other works include Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here, The Book of Tomorrow, and The Time Of My Life. Some short stories by her include Next Stop: Table For Two in "Short and Sweet" and Mrs. Whipp .
Born in September,1981, she wrote her first novel, P. S. I Love You at the age of 21, which turned out to be a bestseller. She holds a degree from Griffith College in Dublin, in Journalism and Media Communications. She has contributed to anthologies too. Ahern has also produced and created a comedy show called Samantha Who. Four of her books have been adapted into movies. She is resides with her partner David Keoghan and has two children with him.