The lost letters of William Woolf : a novel ;

by Cullen, Helen,

Format: Print Book [2019]
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Summary
"Enchanting, intriguing, deeply moving. The Lost Letters of William Woolf concerns itself as much with lost love as it does with lost letters."

--Irish Times

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Lost letters have only one hope for survival...

Inside the walls of the Dead Letters Depot, letter detectives work to solve mysteries. They study missing zip codes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost address labels, torn packages, forgotten street names--all the many twists of fate behind missed birthdays, broken hearts, unheard confessions, pointless accusations, unpaid bills, unanswered prayers. Their mission is to unite lost mail with its intended recipients.

But when letters arrive addressed simply to "My Great Love," longtime letter detective William Woolf faces his greatest mystery to date. Written by a woman to the soulmate she hasn't met yet, the missives capture William's heart in ways he didn't know possible. Soon, he finds himself torn between the realities of his own marriage and his world of letters, and his quest to follow the clues becomes a life-changing journey of love, hope, and courage.

From Irish author Helen Cullen, The Lost Letters of William Woolf is an enchanting novel about the resilience of the human heart and the complex ideas we hold about love--and a passionate ode to the art of letter writing.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "William Woolf works in East London's Dead Letters Depot, where he spends his days sifting through bags of mail to reunite lost letters with their rightful owners. Helping these strangers provides William with tremendous satisfaction and distraction from his own troubles: his strained marriage, his unfulfilled dreams, and his lingering writer's block. William discovers a series of letters a woman named Winter has sent to a ""great love,"" her soul mate. While William navigates his dissolving marriage to Clare, he increasingly yearns to find new love with Winter. These strands of his life beginning to merge, William embarks on a journey to understand true love and rediscover his place in the world. In her mesmerizing debut, one of Cullen's many gifts is skillfully managing the voices, stories, and possibilities of the enchanting world of lost letters. In alternating chapters, Cullen allows William and Clare, both well-developed characters, to present their sides of the story. While the abrupt ending might leave readers wondering, it does little to distract from the beauty of Cullen's writing and the power of the story. This moving treatise on love and the art of letter writing will leave readers eager for more from this very talented writer.--Carol Gladstein Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Love-letters -- Fiction.
Letter writing -- Fiction.
Postal service -- Unclaimed mail -- Fiction.
Postal service -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario :[2019]
Language English
Description 334 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781525892080
1525892088
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