Letters for Emily
You are so young. You may wonder what an old man like me could teach? I wonder as well. I certainly don't claim to know all the answers. I'm barely figuring out the questions....Life has a strange way of repeating itself and I want my experience to help you. I want to make a difference. My hope is that you'll consider my words and remember my heart.
Harry Whitney is dying....more
Do you review books you'd class as literature and this lighter kind of novel in the same way? I always struggle with that and would like to hear some of your opinions on it. It seems almost unfair to use the same criteria for a book like...more
It was my first by Cameron and I loved it.
Emily and her mom visit Grandpa Harry every Friday. Early on in the book Grandpa Harry dies and once that happens they find this book he left for Emily (and Bob and Michelle). This book is full of poems / riddles / puzzles to be solved and once solved leave to life lesson letters. Although Emily is small the adults, Bob and Laura along with Michelle and Greg solve the puzzles and read the letters.
So much more happens but I want you t...more
I loved this book and highly recommend it!
This book made me want to write letters to everyone I left, of course I haven't gotten around to it quite yet.
However, I was pleasantly surprised by the actual letters for Emily featured in the story. There are some heartwarming and inspiring life lessons in them.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books about families and relationships. It's really quite beaut...more
The opening of the book is haunting and...more
The premise of the book is a grandfather passes away, leaving behind a book of poems (three copies) for his descendants. Inside the poems are clues that lead to the passwords of protected documents on his computer. The documents are all letters to his granddaughter, Emily. (They are password protected from himself. He has Alzheimer's and doesn't want to accidentally delete them as he deteriorates.)
There are additional story lines relating to his relationships with his wife, his children, and between his children and their families, but I was most struck by two things: his desperation to be remembered with fondness, and n...more
Umso überraschter war ich, als ich zu lesen begann. Das Buch beginnt mit einer bewegenden Erzählung von Harry, der Alzheimer hat. Ab da war ich gefesselt.
Denn sein auftreten nach dem Prolog steht im gegensatz dazu. Er wirkt verrückt und zerstreut, wenn Laura ihn mit ihrer...more
The story is like that an old man called Harry has a granddaughter whose name is Emily. Harry and Emily are best friends. Harry is suffering from Alzheimer’s diseases right now, so he has an idea that he wants to write a bunch of letters to Emily until he forgets everything.
In his letters he teaches lessons about life, love, friendship or other important topics. However, his disease isn’t o...more
I agree with with one of the comments on the back...more
He has owned several successful retail stores, in addition to working with his wife in the fashion industry, designing for the McCall Pattern Company in New York.
He currently works in public relations, marketing and design.
Camron began writing to get out of...more