Samantha folded the letter and slid it back into its envelope. Malcolm and Matthew stared at each other from across the table.
"Unbelievable," Matthew said.
"Unbelievable," Malcolm repeated. It seemed to be all anyone could come up with.
Samantha pulled out another letter from the box and began reading. Malcolm and Matthew went back to their own letters. (p.98)
For almost forty years Jack Cooper wrote a letter to his wife Laurel every Wednesday. And after the death of their parents, the Cooper children discover the boxes of letters their father wrote. The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright is a beautiful book about family, love, and forgiveness when a family is divided and hurt from the consequences of their individual choices in the past.
"Those two lived quite a life," she mused. "These pieces of paper," she tapped the top of a letter with her index finger as she spoke, "they saved their marriage more than once." (p. 161)
The letters shared thoughts, memories, and unknown secrets from each week that Jack wanted Laurel to remember. They also revealed a past that the Cooper children never realized or knew. A touching story that tells how each family member heals in ways they never expected, The Wednesday Letters is a beautiful book that I highly recommend to others.