Something to Remember You by: A Perilous Romance (Paperback)
Dagny's Staff Pick (July 2014): Now out in paperback, Something to Remember You By is a mystery and romance that takes place during WWII. A surprise romance leads Tom into the depths of German horrors to rescue a love he just met. As you might expect from Gene Wilder, the dialogue is quirky yet endearing. This fast read pulls you in and leaves you feeling that all might be right in the world if we weren’t afraid to sacrifice everything for love.— From Dagny's Staff Picks
Romantic, dramatic fiction set during World War II by the actor and author of Kiss Me Like a Stranger and My French Whore
Something to Remember You By begins during the siege of Bastogne, Belgium on Christmas Day, 1944. In a foxhole where he is caring for five American soldiers, innocent but clever young medic Corporal Tom Cole is injured. Convalescing in wartime London, with its dimly lit blackout-compliant restaurants and mad dashes to the Tube station at the sound of the air raid sirens, Cole falls in love for the first time. But is the mysterious Danish girl he meets at the Shepherdess Cafe on the up and up? Cole is a cellist back home in the States, and Anna says she's a monitor at the War Office, scanning radio waves for incoming German planes. But is she? When Cole goes to the War Office one day to surprise his new lover, she's nowhere to be found.
Gene Wilder's Something to Remember You By takes Cole on a quest for the woman he loves but no longer trusts, and ultimately parachutes him, a newly minted intelligence officer, behind enemy lines into a concentration camp to save her life and discover the truth.
About the Author
Gene Wilder (1933-2016) began acting when he was thirteen and writing for the screen since the early 1970s. After a small role in Bonnie and Clyde pulled him away from a career onstage, he was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role as Leo Bloom in The Producers, which led to Blazing Saddles and then to another Academy nomination, this time for writing Young Frankenstein. Wilder has appeared in twenty-five feature films and a number of stage productions. His first book, about his own life, was Kiss Me Like A Stranger, and was followed by the novels My French Whore, The Woman Who Wouldn't, What Is This Thing Called Love? and Something to Remember You By.