Posts Tagged ‘epistolary novel’

OK, I am a fiction reader for the most part.  And I am somewhat behind the times in my reading, as most of what I read is directed at children. Probably because I am a school library media specialist in an elementary school.  But the best book I recently read in terms of adult fiction is THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett.  I couldn’t put it down, especially since I lived through the 60s and the civil rights movement. In fact, when I went to a book discussion about it, I was fascinated to listen to some of my friends who grew up in Texas talk about the similarities to their childhood.

My next favorite, also not new, is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  Fascinating.  I didn’t know anything about the German occupation of the isle of Guernsey during World War II.  I am planning on reading all about it.  And I love epistolary novels.  I really like how you can get character development and plot through letters.  In some ways it reminded me of a book I was very fond of many years ago – A Woman of Independent Means by Elizabeth Forsyth Hailey.  Also an epistolary novel and wonderful character development. (more…)

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