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Die Mittwochsbriefe

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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  15,483 ratings  ·  3,368 reviews

The surprise New York Times bestseller, from an author who delivers "American storytelling at its best."

The story of marriage, family, and forgiveness that has become not just a bestseller but an instant classic


Their story begins with one letter on their wedding night, a letter from the groom, promising to write his bride every week-for as long they both shall live.

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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 26th 2009 by Heyne (first published September 11th 2007)
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Idle Hippo
Ahirnya beres juga...
jadi begini para rekan durjana tercinta, menurut seorang durjanawanwati ini buku ide-nya bagus, sayangnya eksekusi gak terlalu bagus, ceritanya terlalu datar buat sang durjanawanwati. Sepertinya dia sedikit "terganggu" dengan karakter Jack yang dimatanya terlalu hebat ato agung *kalo dia jadi jack dijamin dia bakal cari itu brandal yang macem2 itu dan membunuhnya ~ dengan kampak pingky tentunya, hehehe* Dia lebih memilih buku2 karya nicholas sparks aja kalo nyari buku bertem
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Megan
My Book Club's latest selection...I don't have much to say about it except if you love Hallmarky books that are written on about a 5th grade reading level with characterization that reads, "But with eyes like that, Rain never blended into the crowd.", then you'll love it.
Amy
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Melanie
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Sarah
Feb 04, 2008 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Oprah or Hallmark fans only
Recommended to Sarah by: Tara Larson
Talk about a made-for-tv movie to be featured on the Lifetime channel! Not my cup of tea---too cheesy and Hallmark-y (is that a word?). You could just hear the violin music playing in the background of this one. Yeah, it was a good, clean, easy read, and offered a good lesson on forgiveness and how we should be slow to judge others because we don't know their whole story, but SO much of it was too dramatized. The little plot shocker at the end of the story was too "YEAH RIGHT,(w/ eye roll)" for ...more
Mel
saya memiliki satu pemikiran sejak dulu. bahwa jika saya bertemu sosok yang saya cintai, dan menghabiskan seluruh sisa hidup saya dengannya nanti, saya ingin kematian menjemput saya duluan dibanding dia (egois ya? lol). karena bagi saya, ungkapan 'hingga maut memisahkan' jelas tidak dapat diatur dalam waktu yang sama. dan jika itu dapat terjadi, seperti sebuah bonus. jadi jika boleh memiliki satu keinginan egois terkait orang yang dicintai, saya akan memilih keinginan tadi. 'pergi duluan'.

kisah
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Corky
One more for the "best read" group ---

Jack and Laurel have been married for 39 years. Every Wednesday of those years Jack has written a letter to Laurel.

With his wife cradled in his arms, and before Jack takes his last breath, he scribbles his last "Wednesday Letter." When their adult children arrive to arrange the funeral, they discover boxes and boxes full of love letters that their father wrote to their mother each week on Wednesday. As they begin to open and read the letters, the children un
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nanto
Surat Cinta di Hari Rabu demikian judulnya. Tamatpun di hari Rabu. Kilasan mengenai sepasang kekasih yang terpisah oleh maut hanya dalam rentangan menit. Karena begitu yang satu menyusul tak lama setelah kepulangan kekasihnya. Lalu dimana arti surat-surat itu? Saya yang suka sejarah menyebutnya surat-surat itu adalah artefak perjalanan mereka.

Seremeh itu kah?

Artefak yang terkumpul lama sejak mulai pertemuan hingga menjelang perpisahan mereka menjadi tak remeh tentunya. Di dalamnya ada torehan na
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Alyson
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Christie
While reading the reviews on this book, I was so excited to open and read. However, this book was NOT what I was expecting. I feel like the author was trying to hard to produce another acclaimed novel with a Title that entices, but failed to deliver. The adolescent verbage used by the characters cheapened the novel a bit. I would not have titled this book The Wednesday Letters due to the fact that the letters, although an integral part of the book, was not what the book was about.
Christie
Dec 02, 2007 Christie rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: elven folk
Maybe this book is good. I wouldn't know, I couldn't get interested enough to go past the first few chapters. Fuck off book.
Cherry
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Valerie

********If you liked the book, don't read this********
Funny thing, this story echoed my own experience,
you see before my husband Benjamin and I got married, we dated in High school, then when I refused to put out Benjamin ran away to central america for two years, where, despite frequent attepts on his virtue, which he carefully chronicled in letters sent to me every wednesday, he remained as pure as the driven snow just as he had left (you know, like most juvenile delinquents). Except of cour
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Susan
Nov 15, 2008 Susan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nebrigs
Recommended to Susan by: HBG 12-4-08
This is a story of adult children who come home to bury their parents and find boxes of letters their father had written to their mother every Wednesday during their 39 years of marriage. Lots of secrets and lots of truths and how faith and forgiveness are the lessons good parents teach their children at any age. It reads fast and I cried.
Meredith
I just finished this book. It was okay. I read a lot of reviews on Amazon about it saying they didn't care for the preachy, conservative-Christian viewpoint it touted. I didn't see an overbearing theme like that come across at all, and I was surprised that so many reviewers didn't care for the book for that reason. All the choices and reactions of the characters felt genuine, and while to some the choice of the main characters' mother may have seemed "ultra-conservative," I thought it was sincer ...more
Thorey
This was one of the stupidest books I have ever read. Well, to be honest, it was so poorly written that I could not do much more than skim it. If you want a book about forgiveness and redemption, or choices for goodness sake, read East of Eden or Crime and Punishment or something worthwhile. Had it been merely "cutesy" or stupid, I would say, yeah, go ahead and read it. SPOILER: The problem, however, was that this MALE author suggested that his female fictional character believed God had sent a ...more
Christina
Feb 16, 2009 Christina rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Christina by: Joy
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Evi Yuniati
Ternyata kebiasaan menulis itu bisa menyimpan banyak makna ya, apa yang tidak bisa diungkapkan secara lisan bisa leluasa diungkapkan dengan tulisan.

Saat membaca awal cerita ini saya pikir seperti cerita roman lainnya karena dari judul dan sinopsis di belakangnya menyiratkan seperti itu. Lembar demi lembar saya lewati dan ternyata makin ke belakang makin seru karena ternyata selain unsur romantisme cerita ini juga dibumbui unsur teka teki tentang siapa Malcolm. Kalau saja Jack tidak pernah menump
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Amy
The story was pretty good. A good plot anyway. The writer on the other hand was kind of jumpy to me and didn't fill in all the details that needed to be in the story to really draw you in. Sometimes I had to guess with details about the charaters and even about half the conversations left me wondering because they didn't quite seem complete.
Ivy
Forgiveness is the purpose of this feel-good novel about a young man who comes home to find his parents dead in each other's arms. Malcolm Cooper is on the run for assaulting two men in a dark alley one night. After years of losing himself in the Amazon jungle, he is notified that his parents have passed away and Malcom must decide if he will come to their funeral and risk being arrested, or stay in Brazil to avoid facing his lost love, Rain.

When Malcolm finds the courage to make the trip, he an
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Jenny
Okay, I like this book but I have some problems with it. I was really hoping for a feel good story and it was kind of disappointing. I liked the idea of the Wednesday letters. It is sweet to think that a husband would do this. I like the idea of redemption that is discussed in the story but it really bothers me when LDS authors don't just make their characters LDS! I mean what is the big deal? It wouldn't be like they would have to explain everything about our faith but if you're going to have c ...more
Jenifer
Ok. This received solid three stars from many of my friends. What? By the end of this relatively short book I couldn't wait for it to be over. Melodramatic, Sentimental and Condescending. All at once, folks. If I couldn't handle this at Christmastime, there's no way I would have ever liked it. Plus, the audio had all the feel of a stake conference talk. I like stake conference okay, I just want my book to have some reality to it. This was just too moralistic. You don't have to give something thr ...more
Margaret
I finished. I am a little dissapointed. Its ok, but nothing in comparison to his first book. Its a nice, quick story. I was expecting the perpetrator to be someone else, so that was a little twist. But not much of one. Let me know what you think in the comments section.
Wendy
I would give this book 2.5 stars if I could. I liked the message and the idea, but felt the writing was definitely not as good as it could have been.
Laurie
The Wednesday Letters is a heartwarming story of a family struggling through a trying time and finding their way. For years, Jack and Laurel Cooper have owned a B&B in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The story begins at the end of their lives when tragedy takes them both on the same evening. Shocked, their children return home to say goodbye and find themselves in the same place for the first time in two years. Their initial discomfort is quickly dispelled when they discover their father's ...more
Mommywest
Jason Wright has produced yet another great story in The Wednesday Letters. With more than one plot twist, you'll find yourself glued to the story to find out what happens next.

Jack and Laurel, the owners of a B&B in Virginia, pass away, and their children find boxes of letters their father wrote to their mother every Wednesday. In reading the letters, the children discover a disturbing secret. Ultimately, the message in the book is about forgiveness, promises, true family love, and respect
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Wendyh
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kari
This is an entertaining read about love and forgiveness and family. I enjoyed the story, would have liked the ending to be a bit less abrupt, but the final chapter seems to leave the door open for a sequel. For me personally, the story could have been as good without all the religious references. That felt just the smallest bit like I was being preached at occasionally and seemed somewhat heavy-handed in that regard, could have been dialed back. It felt as if those parts were put in so that it c ...more
lita
didorong2 sama hipo, jadi ikutan baca buku ini deh...

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kali ini ga mau bikin review, tapi nyanyi lagunya Josh Groban aja:

Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memory is so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can't it be...
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for a
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Jason Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author.

Jason is a weekly columnist for the Deseret News and Northern Virginia Daily and articles by Jason have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the United States including The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. He is the author of The James Miracle (2004); Christmas Jars (2005); The W
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