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Letters For Emily #2020

Letters For Emily By Camron Wright Letters For Emily 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 rep
  • Title: Letters For Emily
  • Author: Camron Wright
  • ISBN: 9780743448154
  • Page: 208
  • Format: ebook
  • Letters For Emily By 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 heart Harry Whitney is dyingYou 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 heart 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 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 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 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 greedbut their lives will be undeniably altered by Harry s words in his letters for Emily.
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    1. Camron Wright

      Camron Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah He has a master s degree in Writing and Public Relations from Westminster College.He has owned several successful retail stores in addition to working with his wife in the fashion industry, designing for the McCall Pattern Company in New York.Camron began writing to get out of attending MBA school at the time, and it proved the better decision His first book, Letters for Emily, was a Readers Choice Award winner, as well as a selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild Letters for Emily has been published in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Korea, the Netherlands, and China.His next book, The Rent Collector, won Best Novel of the Year from the Whitney Awards and was a nominee for the prestigious International DUBLIN Literary Award The Orphan Keeper won 2016 Book of the Year, Gold accolades in Multicultural Fiction from Foreword Reviews, and was winner of Best General Fiction from the Whitney Awards He newest book, The Other Side of the Bridge, will be released in March of 2018 Camron lives with his wife, Alicyn, just south of Salt Lake City at the base of the Wasatch Mountains He is the proud father of four children, all girls but three.

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    1. After reading Wednesday letters, I remembered that a friend had given me Letters for Emily, also by Camron Steve Wright So, I dug it off my shelves and read it this weekend It was a poignant read for me I lived next door to the real Harry Wright when I was growing up he did live on Lincoln Street in Midvale, and Old Man Ross did live across the street from him My father was the Wrights home teacher for years Harry Wright was a dignified, gentle, warm man as I remember him Of course, I wasn t aro [...]


    2. 1.5 From the book jacket 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 than an ailing old man, Harry realizes the greatest gift he can pass on is the wisdom of his years 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.My reactionsI thought it wa [...]


    3. I loved this book It was my first by Cameron and I loved it Emily and her mom visit Grandpa Harry every Friday Early on in the book Grandpa Harry dies and once that happens they find this book he left for Emily and Bob and Michelle This book is full of poems riddles puzzles to be solved and once solved leave to life lesson letters Although Emily is small the adults, Bob and Laura along with Michelle and Greg solve the puzzles and read the letters So much happens but I want you to read it and en [...]


    4. Yet another unoriginal, tear jerky, melodramatic story by yet another moderately talented LDS author More reason not to read books by my fellow saints I starve for originality and story character dimension every time Very frustrating There were some good points, I loved learning about the father, Harry If the story had stayed on he his wife, maybe it would have been better And don t send me any hate mail I am entitled to my opinion.


    5. From the start, I knew that this book was going to be filled with beautiful and, of course, sappy words of wisdom and love After all, it s about a grandfather diagnosed with Alzheimer s who decides to write parting letters to his granddaughter, Emily What I did not expect was for it to be so engaging It has several twists that kept my interest going, and the messages in the letters were intimate, relatable, and inspiring Harry, the grandfather, gave little Emily the gifts of a beautiful love sto [...]


    6. Well this book certainly was the change I was looking for after Anna Karenina I read the entire book in one day of just picking it up now and then as a break from something else I was doing It s quick, light and easy, which leads me to a question I want to ask.Do you review books you d class as literature and this lighter kind of novel in the same way I always struggle with that and would like to hear some of your opinions on it It seems almost unfair to use the same criteria for a book like thi [...]


    7. I m a sucker for books about letters or even better written in letters , so I picked this up And to my surprise, this turned out to be much better than I anticipated Judging from the cover I know, the cliche says I m not supposed to, but I totally do , I thought this would be a little hokey and poorly written What I found instead was a readable, clever story I found myself rooting for Laura and Bob s rocky relationship and appreciating Harry for his efforts in communicating with his family after [...]


    8. This book begins with what could be a depressing story line The main character is dying, with Alzheimer s disease But the story takes an interesting turn when he leaves a book of poems and connected letters for his granddaughter, Emily These are life messages that connect with both Emily and the adults in her life Beautifully written and a joy to read When I find something this hope filled I can t help but recommend it Our choices today are so negative, generally, and this is quite refreshing Wo [...]


    9. This one had a good story line and enjoyable to read, but could have been written a lot better I have quite a lot of gripes with the cheesy, unrealistic dialogue My one other gripe is that, being one myself, I could se how glaringly mormon this writer is even before I read he attended BYU That would be fine if this were intended to be an LDS fiction, but as it was not, that bugs me On the positive side, it was squeaky clean, and as I mentioned before, enjoyable to read Oh, and quick Very quick.


    10. An old man, Harry, is dying and in his last few years writes letters to Emily, his grand daughter who is seven when he passes away They had been great friends Emily s mother and father are currently separated When the family finds the letters they find that Harry was trying to express himself not only to Emily, but to his son and daughter as well I loved this book and highly recommend it


    11. This was a sweet story about a grandfather s legacy to his family through the letters he left behind I enjoyed the clues hidden in the letters and found it a clever device to move the story along This book made me want to write letters to everyone I left, of course I haven t gotten around to it quite yet.


    12. I read this sweet little book in one day at Newport Beach a few summers ago Initially I thought it might be too sappy, but I really enjoyed the letters from a grandpa to his granddaughter he doesn t know well His letters are clever, teach life lessons and give clues about a mystery that runs through the story Touching and insightful.a fun beach read.


    13. I recommend this book despite the three star rating I am just a cry baby and teared up through the entire book For me, it is one of those bitter sweet books you love, but have a hard time getting through.


    14. An old man struggling with losing his mind writes letters to his granddaughter, Emily Much complicated than it seems as he hides clues in his poetry and sets up a treasure hunt Humor and wisdom Loved it.


    15. Short, poignant little tale about human relationships via the story of a man with Alzheimers and his relationship with family and the World.


    16. Opens your eyes to depression and how it can destroy relationships Touching tidbits of advice nestled in the grandfather s stories.


    17. This was the first book that was written by Camron Wright and although for the most part it held my attention, it pales to his future books The Orphan Keeper and The Rent Collector Letters for Emily was about an old man who had Alzheimer s Disease Wishing to be remembered as than an ailing old man, Harry realizes the greatest gift he can pass on is the wisdom of his years, and so he compiles a book of his poems for his granddaughter, Emily, in the hope that his words might somehow heal the tenu [...]


    18. Emily s grandfather, Harry has Alzheimer s He knows he is dying and his time is limited so he composes a book of poems for her Of course he hopes to help Emily live the best life she can by learning from his experiences However, there s than meets the eye in Harry s poems There are clues to letters and life treasures for Emily.I usually love Camron Wright s books, The Rent Collector and The Orphan Keeper were wonderful However, I must say that I found this one to be very contrived, too many thi [...]


    19. This was a fast, fairly predictable read It kept my interest enough to keep turning the page The potential was there but not delivered.


    20. Emily is a young girl who LOVES to visit her grandpa with Alzheimer every Friday But, one day, after he got out of the blue angry, and began spitting on her, Emily wanted to stay away from him This stirs questions in Emily s mom s mind wondering why he behaved a way he has never behaved before Emily s mom contacted her husband who she is soon divorcing to explain the situation, and asks if he has ever been known to have depression The only condition that would make sense, and would mean that he [...]


    21. When I started, reading this book, I wasn t really sure I wanted to There were some similarities to my own father, called Harry, whose father was also called Harry, also bald, suffering with Alzheimer s and a granddaughter called EmEmma I hoped to get some insight into my dad s torment but not really wanting to face up to it I found the story comforting, and heartwarming I don t want my father to become a stranger, to see him fade I d like to remember the way he was The story made me think that [...]


    22. This was a very unique book about an old man who lives a lonely life and writes his life s lessons in letters to his granddaughter Emily He writes them in poems and there are passwords hidden in each one that when typed into his computer, brings up a story of this man s life and what he learned His son, who was never close to him learns about his Dad and learns lessons about relationships that eventually help heal his own marriage The only thing that was disappointing was that there are some cus [...]


    23. I don t like books about depression They are depressing While I understand that depression is a mental illness that effects millions of people, I feel like in our society it is acceptable to use depression as an excuse for all bad behavior Anyway, I thought it was sad that Harry had to leave all his advice and nice things to say in letters to be read after he died, rather than fixing his relationships in person while he was still alive.


    24. I thought the dialoge was worthless, the story line decent I liked the fact that the book was similar to something that had happened in the author s life And the grandpa s story was interesting, borrow it if you need a quick, mediocre read.


    25. This is a wonderful book It combines mystery with a story about family love and loss It s very sweet and makes you want to write similar letters for posterity It reads very fast Have fun figuring out the puzzles


    26. This is an awesome book based on a true story The advice he gave his grandaughter is advice we all could use Keep some tissues close


    27. I felt this was an amazing read with twists and wonderful lessons of joy This book is one that makes you want to be a better person I could not put it down I loved the characters and story.


    28. Thoroughly loved this book Loved the crazy old man and his cryptic poems left to his granddaughter Loved the relationships It was a quick, easy read and very heart warming.


    29. this was a very fast read and had a good message It reminded me a little of Tuesdays with Morrie, but not as well done The divorce discussion that went on and on got wearing to me.


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