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Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

For some reason I’ve always been a sucker for letters. I love sending and receiving them, and I love reading them — not only family letters, but also collections of letters from historical figures and fictional letters in epistolary novels like  290 more words

Dear Reader: My Love of the Epistolary

It’s time for another bookish confession: I have a weakness for Epistolary novels. Actually, weakness might not be the right word to describe my relationship with this form of writing…. 1,244 more words

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

     When stressed, agoraphobic Bernadette disappears Bee, her 15-year-old daughter, goes to the ends of the earth (literally) to find her.  Droll and fast-paced, this satiric epistolary novel skewers Seattle, Microsoft, helicopter parents, support groups, TED talks, and plenty of other sacred cows.   59 more words

"A letter always feels to me like immortality": on letters and epistolary novels

Cross-posted at the Robbins Library blog, with minor modifications.

“A letter always feels to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.” …

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The Book of The World: Epistle One


Pietro della Rovere
Islas Canarias, 1521

Dear Brother,

I write this missive to you with the hopes that it finds you mens sana in corpore sano… 2,707 more words

The Perks of Being A Wallflower

Fifteen-year-old Charlie is coping with the suicide of his friend, Michael. To lessen the fear and anxiety of starting high school alone, Charlie starts writing letters to a stranger, someone he heard was nice but has never met in person.

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