Letters to Jenny [NOOK Book]

Overview


In February 1989, science fiction writer Piers Anthony, author of the Xanth series, received a moving letter. It came from a woman whose daughter, Jenny, was in a coma as a result of severe injuries caused by a drunk driver. She asked Anthony to write to Jenny, an avid fan of his, in the hope that a letter from him would evoke some response. Her request resulted in a series of warm, supportive, and humorous letters written weekly from Anthony ...
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Letters to Jenny

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Overview


In February 1989, science fiction writer Piers Anthony, author of the Xanth series, received a moving letter. It came from a woman whose daughter, Jenny, was in a coma as a result of severe injuries caused by a drunk driver. She asked Anthony to write to Jenny, an avid fan of his, in the hope that a letter from him would evoke some response. Her request resulted in a series of warm, supportive, and humorous letters written weekly from Anthony to Jenny. These were read to the patient by her mother.
 
The original letters Anthony wrote between February 1989 and 1990, reproduced here along with Anthony’s comments, reveal the author’s wit, humanism, and social conscience.
 
Jenny has come out of her coma, but is still confined to a wheelchair. Anthony also named a character in his next Xanth novel after Jenny, whose limited but definite physical responses to his letters indicated how important they were to her.

One of the top fantasy writers offers a special glimpse into the world of Xanth through this collection of letters. Sent to a 12-year-old fan left comatose after being hit by a drunk driver, these warm and compassionate letters aided her recovery and provide insight into Anthony's special relationship with fans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497657656
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 827,677
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author



Piers Anthony has written dozens of bestselling science fiction and fantasy novels. Perhaps best known for his long-running Magic of Xanth series, many of which appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, he has also had great success with The Incarnations of Immortality series and the Cluster series, as well as Bio of a Space Tyrant and others. Much more information about Piers Anthony can be found at HiPiers.com. 
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  • Posted May 11, 2013

    A little boring. This book is a collection of one side of a ye

    A little boring. This book is a collection of one side of a years worth of correspondence between the author and a girl that was struck by a drunk driver while walking. Reading this reminded me why I don't like Piers Anthony as a person. While I have never met him, he comes across as pompous and arrogant.

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