When her father dies, the letters that Clem's father leaves her means much more to her than money. He offers her the wisdom and deepest secrets of his life. Clem has always been close to her dad and there was nothing more she wanted than to know him better, she cherishes the letters and does not want to share his story with the world on a tv show.
The letters take her across California into his past through people and places. Each one that Clem meets tells a part of the story visually that the letters can't completely show. Everybody has secrets and having Clem discover her father in steps was a intriguing way to uncover his secrets, both big and small.
I didn't love the characters, but I really enjoyed the story. The idea of learning about somebody else's life by letters, people and places is a very nice idea and it's a story that is going to stick with me, a very touching read and something I would read again.
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