This is a beautiful, moving story of a sister's love for her brother and how she and the family came to grips with his having AIDS. They grew up in Texas with strong family ties. She became a noted classic scholar and he became an important figure in the Republican party. Susan writes of the special bonds that she and her brother had and how they talked about everything from their childhood, to schooling, to being gay, and ultimately AIDS. This book will make you cry and also make you angry. AIDS is cruel in its tearing people apart but Susan learned to cope and found comfort in living day to day with happy thoughts of the past. A recommended book for everyone from high school to university. All libraries should have copies.