A Love Story
by Chet Raymo ’58, ’64Ph.D. (Cowley Publications)
In this imagining of the life of Saint Valentine, the author tells the love story of Valentine, a physician, and Julia, the blind daughter of a Roman jailer. The contentious world of the Roman Empire during the reign of Claudius II, when members of the early Christian church were publicly tortured and killed for what was viewed as a treasonous belief, provides a dramatic backdrop, as Valentine struggles philosophically with the ideas of reason and superstition, suffering, and life and death.
Raymo, a professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Walking Zero: Discovering Cosmic Space and Time Along the PRIME MERIDIAN.