For the past week, The Courant has been running edited excerpts of letters from celebrated and notorious writers that have appeared in the newspaper since its start in 1764. Today’s letters cover the years 1979 through 2001. They have been lightly edited to conform to modern newspaper style.
Luanne Rice: Kindness To My Father
The prolific novelist was born in New Britain. Her letter was published on July 17, 1979.
A year ago April, my father spent his last in a series of long stays in Hartford Hospital. Over the preceding five years, he had been a patient on just about every floor in the hospital. Some had shabby holes...