Monday, May 3, 2010

The Wednesday Letters

Author: Jason F. Wright

I picked up this novel based on a blogger’s recommendation – she raved that she it was a very engrossing and touching story.

The story is about a husband and wife who die the same night and are survived by their three kids. Two of the three kids had rarely come home and it was the death of their parents that brought them together. As they go through the house, reminiscing the good times and the bad, they find boxes and boxes of letters. Their father used to write to their mother every Wednesday irrespective of where they were and unknown to them all these years. Some of the letters are plain janes, some funny, few romantic but all of them reflect how much their parents were in love and there is one which reveals a secret that none of them had any inkling of. A secret that rattles them all.

The story is indeed very interesting albeit filmy at times. It manifests the peaks and valleys of a marriage; and one can learn so much from the characters of the husband and wife.

Bottomline: I like it!

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