Thoughts on books, reading and publishing from the staff and friends of the Tattered Cover Book Store.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Jackie's Love Letter To This Book of Letters
"I am crazy about epistolary narratives--I used to be a big letter
writer, but time and technology has pretty much made that all go away
for me. So I get my "hit" from books like this one. It's inspired by
the relationship between Flannery O'Conner and Robert Lowell and follows
their changing relationships over a large number of years. Both are
very clever, but have their quirks (and demons) that bring them together
and pull them apart. I found this book a lovely way to "experience"
the writing life, a complicated love affair, and a struggle with faith
and addiction. This is a wonderful bittersweet story from a debut
novelist, and I happily recommend it, and think it would make a
fantastic book club read."