The Winter Pick is Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey. We will be joined by U.K. Member Samuel on January 10th at 12:30pm Central to discuss the book online. Live video blasted into your future device thanks to science! We hope this post-holidays date will allow this book to be your travel or lazy day companion.
Let's find out more about the book. Here is the summary:
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 love that draws them together. Dan is a B-17 pilot flying his bomber into Europe from a British airbase; his odds of survival at one in five. The odds are stacked against the pair; 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.
Feel free to comment or ask questions on the Goodreads group forum or use the tag #LWABookClub on the social media of your choice. We will answer or comment on your thoughts during our online discussion.
A reminder for library lovers:
If your library does not have Letter to the Lost you may be able to get it through your library's Interlibrary Loan system for free. (This is where your library borrows the book from another library on very specific terms.) Check to see if your library has an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and request a copy through that service. Sometimes it takes a few weeks for the book to get to you from the other institution, so plan for that turnaround time.