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Letters for Emily
Letters for Emily
Author: Camron Wright
You are so young. You may wonder what an old man like me could teach? I wonder as well. I certainly don't claim to know all the answers. I'm barely figuring out the questions....Life has a strange way of repeating itself and I want my experience to help you. I want to make a difference. My hope is that you'll consider my words and remember my...  more » Harry Whitney is dying. And in the process, he's losing his mind. Afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, he knows his "good" time is dwindling. Wishing to be remembered as more than an ailing old man, Harry realizes the greatest gift he can pass on is the wisdom of his years, the jumbled mix of experiences and emotions that add up to a life. And so he compiles a book of his poems for his favorite granddaughter, Emily, in the hope that his words might somehow heal the tenuous relationships in a family that is falling apart. But Harry's poems contain much more than meets the eye....As Emily and her family discover, intricate messages are hidden in them, clues and riddles that lead to an extraordinary cache of letters, and even a promise of hidden gold. Are they the ramblings of a man losing touch with reality? Or has Harry given them a gift more valuable than any of them could have guessed? As Harry's secrets are uncovered one by one, his family learns about romance, compassion, and hope -- and together they set out to search for something priceless, a shining prize to treasure forever. They may grow closer in spirit or be torn apart by greed...but their lives will be undeniably altered by Harry's words in his letters for Emily.
ISBN-13: 9780743444460
ISBN-10: 0743444469
Publication Date: 1/1/2002
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a beautiful book. I absolutely loved it! It is a warm, inspirational story, which leaves you feeling more grateful for love and family. An older man wishes to be remembered as more than an ailing old man. He realizes the greatest gift he can pass on is the wisdom of his years, the jumbled mix of experiences and emotions that add up to a life. So, he compiles a book of his poems for his favorite granddaughter, Emily.
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Helpful Score: 2
I thought this was going to be a sad story about a grandpa dying from alzheimers. It was not that kind of story at all. This is a heartwarming story about being a parent, about being a spouse, about loving your family, about hurting and being hurt by those you love and ultimately about forgiveness. The letters Harry wrote to Emily are fun & loving & hold clues to life.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book tells several tales, and the title is a little misleading. For it is far less about Emily and far more about the important people in Emily's young life. At points it comes across as a little preachy and is not subtle in its message about mental health for all ages, and yet it offers these up on an emotional palate that will touch your heart and soul. In the end, you may not want to be Emily, but you will wish you were one of the main characters in this wonderful cast.
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This book is one of my favorites. very well written. i loved it ,acually i read it more than once!
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Helpful Score: 1
Harry Whitney is dying. He has Alzheimer's disease, and he knows his "good" time is dwindling. So he compiles a book of poems for his favorite granddaughter, Emily, hoping that his words of hard-won wisdom will heal the old wounds that are tearing his family apart. But Harry's poems contain much more than meets the eye-- clues and riddles that lead to an extraordinary cache of letters and a promise of hidden gold. As Emily and her family uncover Harry's secrets one by one, they learn unforgettable lessons about romance, forgiveness and hope that might hold them all together.

It's an exceptional story, gleaming with goodness and hope.
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My overall impression was MEH. No character development whatsoever. Extremely short read; I finished in about 2 days. The build-up to the ending was uneventful and predictable. I gave it 3 stars because it was based on his own grandfather's stories. It didn't move me in any way, but a short somewhat entertaining read. Only if you have the time to spare.
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This book is so good I ordered it in book, Audio book and casette form to share with our families! I just love how the stories written in this book are for the grandaughter and yet, it is all revelent to us all! Wonderful book everyone should read and great advice for all of us!
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LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!


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