Skip to main content

The Letters

About the Book

The Letters

A unique novel that unites the storytelling powers of acclaimed authors Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger, The Letters offers a heartfelt, intimate, and often unflinchingly candid correspondence between two parents in the aftermath of the death of their son, Paul. Compelled by a need he cannot explain, Sam has embarked on a dangerous Alaskan journey to visit the site of Paul’s plane crash. Sam’s wife, Hadley, struggles with the emptiness she feels, while trying to envision a new chapter for herself --- developing her skills as a painter and making a new home, away from the one where Paul was raised. Coming to terms with losing Paul, they also discover secrets he had kept, and the burdens they had not been able to help their son carry. As they confront the obstacles that have haunted them and truths about themselves they've never before faced, Sam and Hadley tenderly question whether their relationship, and ultimately, their marriage, will be able to survive --- and even grow.

The Letters
by Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger

  • Publication Date: September 23, 2008
  • Hardcover: 199 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN-10: 0553807412
  • ISBN-13: 9780553807417