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The Letters - A Novel

Luanne Rice

Is there any mystery greater than those we love the most? In this remarkable collaboration, New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger combine their unique talents to create a powerfully moving novel of an estranged husband and wife through a series of searching, intimate letters. By way of a correspondence so achingly real you'll forget it's fiction, they trace the history of a love affair and of a family before, and after, the moment that changed the course of two people's journey forever. Sam and Hadley West are both trying in their own ways to survive after the unthinkable loss of their only son in Alaska. For Sam, a sports journalist, acceptance means an arduous trek by dogsled across the bleak and beautiful arctic wilderness to find the place where Paul died. For Hadley, it means renting a benignly haunted, salt-soaked cottage off the Maine coast where she begins to paint again. Now, at opposite ends of the country, waiting for their divorce to be finalized, they begin to exchange letters by post, missives filled with longing and truths they've never before voiced, as they recall their marriage-its magic moments and its challenges-and begin to rediscover the reasons they fell in love in the first place. As Sam risks his life to reach the remote crash site, Hadley begins an equally hazardous inner journey to a rendezvous with the mad grief of a mother's heart. At the place where all else is lost, they will meet again…. From the Hardcover edition.

Is there any mystery greater than those we love the most? In this remarkable collaboration, New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger combine their unique talents to create a powerfully moving novel of an estranged husband and wife through a series of searching, intimate letters. By way of a correspondence so achingly real you'll forget it's fiction, they trace the history of a love affair and of a family before, and after, the moment that changed the course of two people's journey forever. Sam and Hadley West are both trying in their own ways to survive after the unthinkable loss of their only son in Alaska. For Sam, a sports journalist, acceptance means an arduous trek by dogsled across the bleak and beautiful arctic wilderness to find the place where Paul died. For Hadley, it means renting a benignly haunted, salt-soaked cottage off the Maine coast where she begins to paint again. Now, at opposite ends of the country, waiting for their divorce to be finalized, they begin to exchange letters by post, missives filled with longing and truths they've never before voiced, as they recall their marriage-its magic moments and its challenges-and begin to rediscover the reasons they fell in love in the first place. As Sam risks his life to reach the remote crash site, Hadley begins an equally hazardous inner journey to a rendezvous with the mad grief of a mother's heart. At the place where all else is lost, they will meet again…. From the Hardcover edition.
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Is there any mystery greater than those we love the most? In this remarkable collaboration, New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger combine their unique talents to create a powerfully moving novel of an estranged husband and wife through a series of searching, intimate letters. By way of a correspondence so achingly real you'll forget it's fiction, they trace the history of a love affair and of a family before, and after, the moment that changed the course of two people's journey forever. Sam and Hadley West are both trying in their own ways to survive after the unthinkable loss of their only son in Alaska. For Sam, a sports journalist, acceptance means an arduous trek by dogsled across the bleak and beautiful arctic wilderness to find the place where Paul died. For Hadley, it means renting a benignly haunted, salt-soaked cottage off the Maine coast where she begins to paint again. Now, at opposite ends of the country, waiting for their divorce to be finalized, they begin to exchange letters by post, missives filled with longing and truths they've never before voiced, as they recall their marriage-its magic moments and its challenges-and begin to rediscover the reasons they fell in love in the first place. As Sam risks his life to reach the remote crash site, Hadley begins an equally hazardous inner journey to a rendezvous with the mad grief of a mother's heart. At the place where all else is lost, they will meet again…. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joseph Monninger, Donna Rawlins, Bruce Turk

Length:

5h 16m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:35