This is a very poignant story of a man's life (as told by himself in hospital in the early 1980s), which was shaped very much by his experiences as a soldier of the U.S. Army in France during the First World War.
Sensing that death may be near, the narrator (Patrick Delaney) shares with the reader the full scope of his long life. His sorrows, joys, fears, and the great love of his life (Julia, his best friend's fiancée). Rather than go into further details, I would strongly urge anyone who has read this review and had his/her curiosity piqued by it to buy Losing Julia and read it. You'll be so glad that you did.