The Last Letter: A Novel
Note: As of September 2017, a portion of all proceeds from sale of The Last Letter will now go to funding Lyme disease support programs and wellness grants with LymeBrave Foundation, Inc!
"Pogorzelski's exceptional debut shares the challenges, dreams, fleeting optimism, and difficulties of 15-year-old Amelia Lenelli at the turn of the millennium." - Publisher's Weekly
Be brave. LymeBrave.
Written as a series of letters between 1999 and 2003, The Last Letter is a touching coming-of-age tale about Lia Lenelli, a teenage girl struggling to shape her own identity while Lyme disease threatens to tear her world apart.
ABOUT LYME DISEASE
Lyme disease is a multi-systemic illness caused by a tick-borne bacterial infection that affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. Known as The Great Imitator for its ability to mimic other illnesses, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromayalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, psychological disorders, and more, Lyme Disease is a growing epidemic that remains misdiagnosed and underreported, leaving its patients crippled by an illness that society denies and a system that refuses to save them.Based on the author's own struggle to find a diagnosis and subsequent recovery from chronic Lyme disease, The Last Letter is a moving story of survival, hope, and the legacy we weave.
Be brave. LymeBrave.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Write one last letter. That’s what fifteen-year-old Amelia’s psychologist says when she tells him about her time capsule—a My Little Pony lunchbox she’s buried in the backyard garden after listening to the preacher on the corner shout about the end of times.
One last chance to leave her mark when the world's been shaken to its core by a national tragedy not even the preacher sees coming.
One last story of humanity’s ability to endure, like in all those historical disasters her mother recites like fairytales.
One last reminder of her existence, when her illness has turned her into such a ghost of her former self, one more exhale is all it will take before she disappears completely.
One last letter to tell the world how she’s lived and who she’s loved and what she’s trying to survive.