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2009—From Hush by Eishes Chayil. This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance review copy and may not match the published book. For more about this novel, please see the Bloomsbury Kids / Walker website. (Source: review, see review policy.)
Devory, can you hear me?
It's hard to write a letter to the dead. It is easier to talk with you directly, as if we are having a real conversation. Sometimes, though, writing is strangely reassuring. When I finish the letter to you I fold the paper into an envelope, tape it shut, and drop it into the mailbox. There is no address on it, no stamp, or anything. It's just a small, white letter, and I can pretend it gets to you. (p. 4)