The Last Letter From Your Lover: A Novel

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The Last Letter From Your Lover: A Novel

by Jojo Moyes

Penguin Books | June 26, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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A heartbreaking, stay-up-all-night novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One

A Brief Encounter for our time, The Last Letter from Your Lover is a sophisticated, spellbinding double love story that spans decades and thrillingly evokes a bygone era. In 1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital and remembers nothing—not the car accident that put her there, not her wealthy husband, not even her own name. Searching for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply "B," from a man for whom she seemed willing to risk everything. In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon the letter and becomes obsessed with learning the unknown lovers' fate—hoping it will inspire her own happy ending. Remarkably moving, this is a novel for romantics of every age.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 3.33 × 2.18 × 0.39 in

Published: June 26, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143121103

ISBN - 13: 9780143121107

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The Last Letter From Your Lover: A Novel

by Jojo Moyes

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 3.33 × 2.18 × 0.39 in

Published: June 26, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143121103

ISBN - 13: 9780143121107

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Part 1 Chapter 1 OCTOBER 1960   “She’s waking up.” There was a swishing sound, a chair was dragged, then the brisk click of curtain rings meeting. Two voices murmuring. “I’ll fetch Dr. Hargreaves.” A brief silence followed, during which she slowly became aware of a different layer of sound—voices, muffled by distance, a car passing: it seemed, oddly, as if it were some way below her. She lay absorbing it, letting it crystallize, letting her mind play catch-up, as she recognized each for what it was. It was at this point that she became aware of the pain. It forced its way upward in exquisite stages: first her arm, a sharp, burning sensation from elbow to shoulder, then her head: dull, relentless. The rest of her body ached, as it had done when she . . . When she . . . ? “He’ll be along in two ticks. He says to close the blinds.” Her mouth was so dry. She closed her lips and swallowed painfully. She wanted to ask for some water, but the words wouldn’t come. She opened her eyes a little. Two indistinct shapes moved around her. Every time she thought she had worked out what they were, they moved again. Blue. They were blue. “You know who’s just come in downstairs, don’t you?” One of the voices dropped. “That singer. The one who looks like Paul Newman.” “I thought I heard something on the wireless about it. Lend me your thermometer, will you, Vi, mine’s acting up again.
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A heartbreaking, stay-up-all-night novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One

A Brief Encounter for our time, The Last Letter from Your Lover is a sophisticated, spellbinding double love story that spans decades and thrillingly evokes a bygone era. In 1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital and remembers nothing—not the car accident that put her there, not her wealthy husband, not even her own name. Searching for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply "B," from a man for whom she seemed willing to risk everything. In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon the letter and becomes obsessed with learning the unknown lovers' fate—hoping it will inspire her own happy ending. Remarkably moving, this is a novel for romantics of every age.

About the Author

Jojo Moyes is the New York Times bestselling author of One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, Honeymoon in Paris, Me Before You, The Last Letter from Your Lover, Silver Bay, and The Ship of Brides. Moyes writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is married to Charles Arthur, technology editor of The Guardian. They live with their three children on a farm in Essex, England.

Editorial Reviews

“With its realistically complicated characters and emotionally complex plot, The Last Letter from Your Lover is hopelessly and hopefully romantic.” — Chicago Tribune “Crafting a love story that feels not just compelling but true is a very difficult thing indeed—and yet, with The Last Letter from Your Lover , Jojo Moyes has done it twice. I found myself utterly transfixed by both sets of lovers in this marvelous novel. Moyes is a tremendously gifted storyteller, and I''m all admiration.” — Paula McLain , New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife “A fabulous, emotional, and evocative book—perfect for anyone who loves Mad Men .” — Sophie Kinsella , bestselling author of Confessions of a Shopaholic “This story of passion and missed chances—with a twist that provides fresh perspective 40 years later—is entrancing.” — Parade (Top Pick) “A prize-winning, cross-generational love story of missed connections and delayed gratification [that] hits a seam of pure romantic gold. . . . A cliffhanger-strewn tale of heartache in two strikingly different eras [and] a tour de force.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Elegiac . . . emotionally ablaze . . . Moyes’s genuinely captivating tale resonates deeply in today’s fast-paced, less gracious world.” — Publishers Weekly “What’s astonishing about this ingeniously crafted dual love
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