Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Book Club Selection: The Wednesday Letters

Hey y'all! For the very first book of the fiveleveninety book club, we will be reading The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright. This book has been sitting on my bookshelf, UNREAD, for a couple years now, and I forgot why I purchased in the first place. I read the jacket and was immediately reminded!

"They died in each other's arms. But their secret - the letters - did not die with them. True love keeps no secrets. 
Jack and Laurel have been married for 39 years. They've lived a good life and appear to have had the perfect marriage. With his wife cradled in his arms, and before Jack takes his final breath, he scribbles his last 'Wednesday Letter.'  
When their adult children arrive to arrang the funeral, the discover boxes and boxes  full of love letters that their father wrote to their mother each week on Wednesday. As they begin to open and read the letters, the children uncover the shocking truth about their past. 
In addition, each one must deal with present-day challenges. Matthew has a troubled marriage, Samantha is a single mother, and Malcolm is the black sheep of the family who has returned home after a mysterious two-year absence. 
The Wednesday Letters has a powerful message about forgiveness and quietly beckons for readers to start writing their own 'Wednesday Letters.'"

This book seems like a quick and easy read (only 280 pages), and a great way to kick off your summer reading! Let me know in the comments if you're reading along, or if you've read this book before and what you thought of it. I'll post up my review in a few weeks! :)

Happy reading!

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