Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly to write memoir

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is writing a memoir with her husband, astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly.

Currently untitled, the memoir will be published by Scribner at a yet-to-be-determined date.

According to Scribner the book will be about Giffords's and Kelly's life together, starting from their courtship through Giffords's time in politics so far.

It will include the Arizona shooting rampage of Jan. 8, 2011, where Giffords suffered a gunshot wound to the head, as well as the aftermath of the shooting and Giffords's recovery.

The news comes roughly a week after TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, announced that Giffords would be released and continue her recovery from her husband's home in nearby League City, Texas.

Since the shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona, that claimed the lives of six and left thirteen wounded, including Giffords, the congresswoman has been experiencing what many have called a nearly miraculous recovery process.

In a recent interview on NBC's "Today Show" President Obama praised Giffords's recovery.

"It's a genuine miracle to see where she was just a few months ago and where she is now," Obama said.

Still, Giffords's staff has been hesitant to say how much Giffords would continue to progress and if she will ever be able to fully return to her job in Congress.

Meanwhile Kelly announced Tuesday he would retire Oct. 1.

He said on his Facebook page that he wanted to be there for Giffords. 

"Gabrielle is working hard every day on her mission of recovery," he wrote. "I want to be by her side. Stepping aside from my work in the Navy and at NASA will allow me to be with her and with my two daughters. I love them all very much and there is no doubt that we will move forward together. After some time off, I will look at new opportunities and am hopeful that one day I will again serve our country."

-- Keith Laing contributed.

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