The Resource Letters to the lost, Iona Grey

Letters to the lost, Iona Grey

Label
Letters to the lost
Title
Letters to the lost
Statement of responsibility
Iona Grey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An accomplished novel from a talented writer, Letters to the Lost is a stunning, emotional love story. Iona Grey's prose is warm, evocative, and immediately engaging; her characters become so real you can't bear to let them go. I promised to love you forever, in a time when I didn't know if I'd live to see the start of another week. Now it looks like forever is finally running out. I never stopped loving you. I tried, for the sake of my own sanity, but I never even got close, and I never stopped hoping either. Late on a frozen February evening, a young woman is running through the streets of London. Having fled from her abusive boyfriend and with nowhere to go, Jess stumbles onto a forgotten lane where a small, clearly unlived in old house offers her best chance of shelter for the night. The next morning, a mysterious letter arrives and when she can't help but open it, she finds herself drawn inexorably into the story of two lovers from another time. In London 1942, Stella meets Dan, a US airman, quite by accident, but there is no denying the impossible, unstoppable attraction that draws them together. Dan is a B-17 pilot flying his bomber into Europe from a British airbase; his odds of survival are one in five. In the midst of such uncertainty, the one thing they hold onto is the letters they write to each other. Fate is unkind and they are separated by decades and continents. In the present, Jess becomes determined to find out what happened to them. Her hope--inspired by a love so powerful it spans a lifetime--will lead her to find a startling redemption in her own life in this powerfully moving novel. "--
Summary
1943: In the ruins of blitzed London, Stella Thorne and Dan Rosinski meet by chance, and fall in love by accident. Theirs is a reluctant, unstoppable affair in which all the odds are stacked against them: she is newly married, and he is an American bomber pilot whose chance of survival is just one in five. He promises to love her forever and, 70 years later, makes one final attempt to find the girl he has never forgotten, sending a letter to the house where they shared a brief yet perfect happiness. But Stella has gone, and the letter is opened by Jess, a young girl hiding from problems of her own. As she reads his words, she is captivated by the story of a love affair that burned so bright and dimmed too soon. Can she help Dan find Stella before it is too late?
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10414549
Cataloging source
DLC
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Grey, Iona
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6107.R486
LC item number
L48 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abused women
  • Love-letters
  • Airmen
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
Letters to the lost, Iona Grey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889524095
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250066770
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015007423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889524095
Label
Letters to the lost, Iona Grey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889524095
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250066770
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015007423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889524095

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