Letters To Jenny

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9780812522822: Letters To Jenny

"Dear Mr. Anthony,

"I need your help. I'm at wit's end and am grabbing at straws, so I decided to write to you in hopes that you might take a few minutes of your time for my daughter Jennifer.

"Jennifer is twelve years old, and has very much enjoyed your Xanth series. Unfortunately, at the moment, she is in no condition to be able to enjoy your latest offering. On December 9th, 1988, while walking home from school she was struck by a drunk driver, and she has been in a coma ever since...."

Piers Anthony responded to this mother's plea with a long letter, only the first of many. Jenny responded. Slowly at first, she began fighting back toward consciousness, and then health. Through it all, her favorite author sent her encouragement and sympathy and laughter and love.

These warm, compassionate and wise letters to Jenny offer an unusual glimpse into the heart and mind of one of America's bestselling writers, and a look at reasons behind his personal relationship with his legions of fans.

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About the Author:

Piers Anthony is one of the world's most popular fantasy authors, and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans.

In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works. Piers Anthony lives in Inverness, Florida.

From Publishers Weekly:

In February 1989, science fiction writer 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. Of greatest interest to Anthony devotees.
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