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I sent a letter to my love Unknown Binding – 1978

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A remarkable novel Auberon Waugh Perfect mastered skill ... gentle and pungent style ... compassion and humour to modulate her often steely-eyed observation SUNDAY TIMES From the first page to the last, this powerful and moving piece of writing sustains the reader s' attention with a gripping plot, well-drawn characterisation and a surprising climax. DARTS Intensely dramatic...extraordinarily funny...an exceptionally original and disturbing achievement. DAILY TELEGRAPH --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Bernice Rubens was born in Wales. Her novels include the Booker-Prize winning THE ELECTED MEMBER and A FIVE YEAR SENTENCE, which was shortlisted for the same award. NINE LIVES was published in HB in June 2002. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Unknown Binding: 197 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin' Press (1978)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006CTCB0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alan Daniels on September 19, 2007
Format: Audio CD
In "I Sent a Letter to My Love," story & score combine to make certain that the two CDs in this package will return many times to your CD player. Melissa Manchester succeeds here in the most difficult of song writing tasks, creating melodies that are at once complex and catchy, and the story they help tell is similarly engaging (the book here was adapted by Jeffrey Sweet from a Bernice Ruben novel by the same name). Three main characters, Amy, Stan, and Gwen, follow different paths with the same ache for love; yet this is really Amy's story. In her most particularly, we see our needs and wounds, our moments of blindness and of insight. With her we sympathize as we witness again love's ability to draw and repel, to afflict and to redeem.

These conventional, though ever-fresh, themes are explored in a somewhat unconventional plot. We meet Amy (played here by Melissa Manchester) in Maine in 1955. She has never married and has given her life to caring for her brother, Stan (Stephen Bogardus), a man crippled by childhood polio. The familiar and settled ways of their lives are altered one summer after Amy impulsively decides to place a "Lady Seeks Gentleman" correspondence ad to which Stan alone--unaware--replies. This conflict and contest unfolds as the sister and brother rent a cottage they own near their home to Gwen (Megan Mullally), a woman finding herself on her own for the first time and uncertain about her place in the world.

Ms. Manchester, Mr. Bogardus, and Ms. Mullally deliver strong, impassioned, and witty performances, supported here by the equally-impressive work of Megan Fay and Paul Anthony Stewart. The singing in this recording--which was produced by L.A. Theater Works and broadcast on NPR--is spectacular. All of the colors of Ms.
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By Violet on October 20, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was an intriguing story of unusual relationships. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a good story about intertwined family and friend relationships, and the unforseen twists they may take. Highly recommended.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By whitetiger on May 30, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Book just as described & shipped quickly. Excellent customer service! I would buy from again! Thanks! I started this book years ago & then l lost my copy of it. I have thoought about it over the years & finally decided to try to find it so I could finish reading it!
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