Everything you need to understand or teach The Letter by Hughes, Kathryn .
In The Letter by Kathryn Hughes, Tina Craig began a journey of pain, reunion and new love when she discovered an unopened letter in the pocket of a donated suit. To distract herself from her abusive relationship, Tina decided to try to find the woman to whom the letter was addressed. She had no idea how her decision would impact her own life. Themes in the novel include the way blessings can come from loss, the special relationships between mothers and sons, and the earmarks of an abusive relationship.