Thursday, October 9, 2008

Book Review

Ya'll know I don't do this often. I probably read ten or fifteen books minimum for every one I mention here, because this isn't really supposed to be a book blog, but I just got done reading The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright.

Folks, this one gave me the sniffles.

A young husband writes a letter on his wedding night, while his bride sleeps. In it he makes a promise; to write a letter to her every Wednesday for the rest of his life. And he keeps that promise. Fifty-two letters a year, for nearly forty years, through tragedy and triumph, and debilitating disease.

At the end of those forty years, he writes a final letter, while gazing once again at his bride lying alone in bed, this time dead of a heart attack. He writes the last letter, takes her into his arms, and joins her.

And that's just the beginning. Wright goes on to tell a tale of a grieving family, three siblings with their own histories, and the people who loved them, and their parents, all in the space between the deaths and the funeral.

If you haven't, go out and buy it. And then write a letter to someone you love....

4 comments:

Jason Wright said...

Hey thanks! This really made my day. Glad you liked it :)

Farmgirl said...

Buh... Ahem... I mean... Glad to be of assistance in elevating your mood.

*blink blink* Maybe this is why I don't do book reviews? Cause the author of the book might just show up and comment on my blog and leave me plumb flabbergasted....

Farm.Dad said...

Thanks for the review , its not a book i need to read now no matter how good it may be or not . escape books are fine , but books that make me think are not right now

Dad.1to

Laura said...

Speaking of The Wednesday Letters, I work with Jason and thought you’d like knowing he has a new contest on his web site where you can win a free trip-for-two to his hometown in VA, the Shenandoah Valley. All you have to do is mail him a Christmas card! All the details are here:

http://www.jasonfwright.com/triptosvalley.php