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Letters from Skye

(2013)
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole's atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.

March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland's remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence - sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets - their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he'll survive.

June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth's daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn't understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth's house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth's whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago.

Sparkling with charm and full of captivating period detail, Letters from Skye is a testament to the power of love to overcome great adversity, and marks Jessica Brockmole as a stunning new literary voice.

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Praise for Letters from Skye

"Letters from Skye is a captivating love story that celebrates the power of hope to triumph over time and circumstance." - Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers

"[A] remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars . . . [in which] the beauty of Scotland, the tragedy of war, the longings of the heart, and the struggles of a family torn apart by disloyalty are brilliantly drawn, leaving just enough blanks to be filled by the reader's imagination." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Tantalizing . . . sure to please readers who enjoyed other epistolary novels like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." - Stratford Gazette

"An absorbing and rewarding saga of loss and discovery." - Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker

"A sweeping and sweet (but not saccharine) love story." - USA Today

"[A] dazzling little jewel." - Richmond Times-Dispatch

From the Trade Paperback edition.

 
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Used availability for Jessica Brockmole's Letters from Skye


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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Letters from Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 1-4448-1944-5 / 978-1-4448-1944-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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September 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Letters From Skye (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 1-4104-6213-7 / 978-1-4104-6213-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye: A Novel
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 0-345-54260-6 / 978-0-345-54260-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 0-09-194463-5 / 978-0-09-194463-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Letters from Skye Large Print Edition
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 1-62490-611-7 / 978-1-62490-611-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Large Print Ballantine
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 0-09-955912-9 / 978-0-09-955912-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye: A Novel
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 0-345-54262-2 / 978-0-345-54262-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 0-09-195398-7 / 978-0-09-195398-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Letters from Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 1-4450-3245-7 / 978-1-4450-3245-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2013 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 1-4450-3246-5 / 978-1-4450-3246-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2013 : UK MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 1-4450-3247-3 / 978-1-4450-3247-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Letters From Skye: A Novel
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

July 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Letters From Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

July 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Letters From Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
ISBN: 0-385-36764-3 / 978-0-385-36764-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye: A Novel
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Letters from Skye
Author(s): Jessica Brockmole
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


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