The Letters

The Letters

A Novel

eBook - 2008
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"At once humorous and heart-rending . . . The evocative style of Luanne Rice meshes splendidly with Joseph Monninger's in a moving collaboration [that] brilliantly illuminates the precious value of relationships."--Wichita Falls Times Record News
"For those who love and those who hope to love again."-- Lincoln Journal Star
Sam and Hadley West are both trying to survive a shared, unthinkable loss. For Sam, a sports journalist, acceptance means an arduous trek by dogsled across the Alaskan wilderness. For Hadley, it means renting a benignly haunted, salt-soaked cottage off the Maine coast, where she begins to paint again. Waiting for their divorce to be finalized, they begin to exchange letters, filled with longing and truths they've never before voiced, as they recall their marriage--its magic moments and its challenges--and rediscover the reason they fell in love in the first place.
In this remarkable collaboration, acclaimed writers Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger combine their unique talents to create, through a series of searching, intimate letters, a powerful novel of an estranged husband and wife--and the moment that changed the course of their lives forever.
"It's hard for the reader to remember that she is reading fiction and not eavesdropping on personal correspondence. . . . A journey of discovery that celebrates the beauty of letter writing, an art fast disappearing."-- Booklist
"Exquisite . . . a story of hope, healing and possibilities."-- Concord Monitor
Publisher: [New York] : Bantam, 2008.
ISBN: 9780553905915
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: Monninger, Joseph
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Apr 04, 2015

Enjoyed this story. The letters' exchange is a way to heal each character's grief of their son, and reconnect with each other.

CLLinda Jul 15, 2013

Really enjoyed this book. It seemed so real to me. Can't wait to read more of Luanne's books.

PhylBee Sep 24, 2011

I thought this was among Ms. Rice's best books. Letters to the each other by the main characters tell the story -- no skimming here! I recommend this book for an enjoyable read.

Nov 30, 2010


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