|The Wednesday Letters BOOK SYNOPSIS|
A poignant love story of a family.
Jack and Laurel cooper have been married 39 years. They died in each others arms. When their adult children come to tend to the funeral arrangements, they find boxes of letters at the house that their father has been writing every Wednesday to their mother since the day they met.
Over the course of a weekend, the siblings are brought together as well as stunned as they read these letters. They read through a lifetime belonging to their parents. This is a love story, a life story, but mostly a story of a family's tribulations and deepest secrets.
|QUEENIE B SAYS|
Written with clarity and emotion, Jason Wright offers us a look into a "normal" family and how they handle the life and death of their parents. Secrets never told are now spoken to them through the letters that their father has written their mother every week of their life together.
It's a story of redemption, forgiveness, and love. I read this book in one sitting...couldn't put it down. Awesome and human, it regales how fragile life and love really are. In the Epilogue Malcolm, one of the sons, says to his own son "...Son, this is history, It's our history, some of it's painful, some of it's beautiful, but it's who we are!" (277) Right before actually closing the book, you will find an awesome treat glued to the back inside cover.
An easy going read, perfect for book clubs!
|The Wednesday Letters DISCUSSION QUESTIONS|
- Why didn't Rain stick with Malcolm after the fight when they were younger?
- This is a book of forgiveness. Which character needed to forgive the most?
- Do you think the mom and dad wanted the kids to find the boxes of letters?
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AUTHOR(S): Jason F. Wright
TYPE OF BOOK: Fiction
NUMBER OF PAGES: 280
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2007
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