The Letters

The Letters

Book - 2008
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Sam and Hadley West are both trying in their own ways to survive after the unthinkable loss of their only son in Alaska. For Sam, a sports journalist, acceptance means an arduous trek by dogsled across the bleak and beautiful arctic wilderness to find the place where Paul died. For Hadley, it means renting a benignly haunted, salt-soaked cottage off the Maine coast where she begins to paint again. Now, at opposite ends of the country, waiting for their divorce to be finalized, they begin to exchange letters by post, missives filled with longing and truths they've never before voiced, as they recall their marriage--its magic moments and its challenges--and begin to rediscover the reasons they fell in love in the first place.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780553807417
Characteristics: 199 p. ;,20 cm.
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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