At forty-one, Will Gerard is finally getting it together -- in his professional life, at least. He has worked in publishing for years, but it's only when he becomes a literary agent in Washington, D.C., that he strikes pay dirt. A couple of high-profile sales have caught the attention of The Washington Post, so it publishes an admiring profile extolling the virtues of this literary wheeler-dealer with "the soul of a poet".
Suddenly Will is up to his neck in query letters -- one of which is from a University of Maryland coed suggesting that Will is her biological father. This news plunges Will headlong into a past full of long-buried guilts and nearly forgotten memories. As if this weren't enough, he is further ambushed emotionally when Annie Leonard, his girlfriend of exactly forty-two days, and the woman of his dreams, tells Will that she wants to have a baby with him.
Dear Will explores the challenges contemporary men and women face in their struggle to build fulfilling relationships. Author Karl Ackerman has written an honest, perceptive, and thoroughly entertaining book about family -- the one you're born into, and the one you struggle to create.