A Letter From the Publisher: Sep. 22, 1986

Every now and then TIME publishes a story that stirs an unusually strong response among readers. Margie Brauer's moving letter to a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee detailing her family's losing battle to hold on to their North Carolina farm (NATION, Sept. 8) has elicited just such an outpouring. In the two weeks since Mrs. Brauer's account of hardworking folk facing bankruptcy appeared, TIME and the Brauers have been deluged with phone calls and letters from strangers offering to help. "People are very concerned," reports TIME Letters Chief Joan Walsh. "I think that the Brauers' decency has obviously touched TIME readers."

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