A young married couple, Holly and Gerry, have a joke between them: If anything ever happened
to him, he’d have to write her a list or else she’d never be able to cope without him. “The List”
grew to encompass advice for any eventuality, a joke all their friends shared. When Gerry’s
severe headache is diagnosed as brain cancer and Holly tragically loses him in a few short
months, she is devastated and unmoored. She hasn’t just lost her husband, she’s lost her very
identity. And then it arrives: a package marked “The List.” Gerry has kept his promise, and
inside this package are ten envelopes to be opened over a period of ten months. Each letter
offers specific instructions to guide Holly through grief, and ultimately grant her permission to
return to life. Of course each letter ends with PS, I Love You.
The novel includes a cast of raucously funny and memorable characters, including Holly’s best
friends and four siblings who range in personality from the pink-haired world traveler Ciara to
stick-in-the-mud Richard. Set in Ireland, the book has a wonderful Irish atmosphere reminiscent
of Maeve Binchy and Marian Keyes. PS, I LOVE YOU is a warm, witty, heartfelt and romantic
story about the blessings of friendship, family and the eternal nature of true love.