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Clarissa, by Samuel Richardson - A Vicarious Book Review

Last week I came downstairs to find my sister in the kitchen, crying and eating up all the dried mango in the house (which was the only sugar we had). 880 more words


Epistolary Novels

I’m sure you’ve read a novel that featured letters as part of the text but have you tried one that is written entirely in letters? Called epistolary novels, these titles are correspondence the whole way through. 207 more words

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7 Variations on the Epistolary Novel | Read It Forward
Moreover, the epistolary novel is commonly defined as a novel made of letters, but it can include any kind of documented communication pertaining to the characters. 116 more words

New Book - New Author (1)

Each year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) gives out several awards for young adult literature. We won’t find out most of the nominees until next week when the honor books (runners up) and winners are announced at a big conference that’s taking place in Boston. 192 more words

New Books

Review: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

If I had to sum up the experience of reading Gilead in one sentence, it would be this: I didn’t notice that there are no chapters in the book until I was on page 132. 798 more words

Books & Authors

Recommended Reading: Sanford Friedman's Conversations with Beethoven

For someone who loves epistolary novels, as I do, Sanford Friedman’s posthumously published Conversations with Beethoven* is a treat. The novel is a record of Beethoven’s last year of life, from the time of his beloved nephew Karl’s suicide attempt to his own fatal illness. 242 more words

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