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The Letter

The Letter

(1997)
(The third book in the Christmas Box series)
A novel by

 
The Letter, the final episode of Richard Paul Evans's Christmas Box trilogy (The Christmas Box, Timepiece), begins in the winter of 1933. A bent and bereft hag is spotted crouching over the snowy grave of Andrea Parkin, David Parkin's three-year-old daughter who died twenty years prior. When the night watchman approaches the figure and tells her the cemetery is closed, she mysteriously disappears, leaving behind one red rose and a letter. When the child's mother comes to pay respect the following day, she finds the letter and its shocking news. Could David's mother be alive? The search for the answer sends David on a cross-country journey and into the arms of another woman. But the knowledge he gains gives him the strength to make the ultimate sacrifice for his loved ones. The dialogue is at times overly portentous, such as: "'David, what your mother is, or was, has nothing to do with who you are.' David shook his head. 'It has everything to do with who I am. Especially now. My mother's leaving is the reason I cannot forgive myself for losing my daughter.'" And one tires of Evans's three favorite words--"ardent," "gasp," and "cacophony." But fans of his sentimental journeys will want to keep their hankies handy.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1997 : USA Hardback
Title: The Letter (The Christmas Box Trilogy)
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
ISBN: 0-684-83472-3 / 978-0-684-83472-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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October 1997 : USA Hardback
Title: The Letter
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
ISBN: 0-684-84283-1 / 978-0-684-84283-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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October 1997 : USA Hardback
Title: The Letter
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
ISBN: 1-56865-521-5 / 978-1-56865-521-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Letter
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
ISBN: 0-671-00422-0 / 978-0-671-00422-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
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Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Letter: The Christmas Box Trilogy
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

March 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Letter
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

April 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Letter
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
ISBN: 0-7927-2503-4 / 978-0-7927-2503-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
Availability: Amazon   

2002 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Letter
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
ISBN: 0-7927-6434-X / 978-0-7927-6434-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

October 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The LETTER, THE
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
ISBN: 0-671-57715-8 / 978-0-671-57715-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audioworks
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