Novels of Letters and Correspondence

The pull of the moon

Elizabeth Berg.

Uncomfortable with the fit of her life, now that she's in the middle of it, Nan gets into her car and just goes--driving across the country on back roads, following the moon; and stopping to talk to people.  Through conversations with women, men, with her husband through letters, and with herself through her diary, Nan confronts topics long overdue for her attention.  She writes to her husband and says things she's never admitted before; and ...


Letters from Carthage

Bill James.

Mystery

A fresh and original take on a mystery within a mystery - Fresh from the inner city, Vince and Kate are new to the suburbia of Tabbett Drive, delighted to have accessed this middle-class paradise. They've even found the neighbours remarkably friendly Jill and Dennis Seagrave seem particularly affable. However, Kate begins to detect all is not as it seems with the Seagraves. Can it be that beneath the fagade of this perfect suburban calm lie secre...


The letters

Luanne Rice & Joseph Monninger.

Romance

In this unique collaborative novel, "New York Times" bestselling author Rice and fellow author and friend Monninger create a couple's emotional journey as revealed through fictional letters.Bantam


The new annotated Dracula

Bram Stoker ; edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger ; additional research by Janet Byrne ; introduction by Neil Gaiman.

Paranormal, Horror

In his first work since his best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes , Leslie S. Klinger returns with this spectacular, lavishly illustrated homage to Bram Stoker's Dracula . With a daring conceit, Klinger accepts Stoker's contention that the Dracula tale is based on historical fact. Traveling through two hundred years of popular culture and myth as well as graveyards and the wilds of Transylvania, Klinger's notes illuminate every aspect of...


The Wednesday letters

Jason F. Wright.

Romance

The surprise New York Times bestseller, from an author who delivers "American storytelling at its best." The story of marriage, family, and forgiveness that has become not just a bestseller but an instant classic. Their story begins with one letter on their wedding night, a letter from the groom, promising to write his bride every week-for as long they both shall live. Thirty-nine years later, Jack and Laurel Cooper die in each other's arms. And ...


The Baker Street letters

Michael Robertson.

Mystery

First in a spectacular new series about two brother lawyers who lease offices on London's Baker Street - and begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes In Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route - and then goes missing. His eight-year-old daughter in her desperation turns to the one person she thinks might help - she writes a letter to Sherlock Holmes. That letter creates an uproar at 221b Baker Street, which no...


P.O. Box love : a novel of letters

Paola Calvetti.

A charming epistolary novel that chronicles the love story between Emma and Frederico, former high school sweethearts who meet again thirty years later. At Dreams&Desires, 50-year-old Emma's quaint bookshop in Milan dedicated to romantic fiction, the passionate bookseller serves coffee and tea to her customers and completes order slips in pen rather than using a computer. One day, she finds a mysterious handwritten note stuck between the pages of...


Ella Minnow Pea : a progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable

by Mark Dunn.

Literary Fiction

Ella Minnow Pea is an epistolary novel set in the fictional island of Nollop situated off the coast of South Carolina and home to the man who invented the phrase The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog. Now deceased, the islanders have erected a monument to honor their hero, but one day a tile with the letter "Z" falls from the statue. The leaders interpret the falling tile as a message from beyond the grave and the letter is banned from use....


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows.

Historical Fiction

" I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers." January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a boo...


Girls of Riyadh

Rajaa Alsanea ; translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth.

Multicultural Fiction, Literary Fiction

A bold new voice from Saudi Arabia spins a fascinating tale of four young women attempting to navigate the narrow straits between love, desire, fulfillment, and Islamic tradition In her debut novel Rajaa Alsanea reveals the social, romantic, and sexual tribulations of four young women from the elite classes of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Originally released in Arabic in 2005, it was immediately banned in Saudi Arabia because of the controversial and in...


Cold earth

Sarah Moss.

Thriller

A team of six archaeologists from the United States, England, and Scotland stranded in Greenland pens final letters home. Each section of the book is composed of one character's first-person perspective in letter form.


The color purple : a novel

by Alice Walker.

Literary Fiction, African American

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister's letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of l...


Letters from Home.

Romance

Chicago, 1944. Liz Stephens has little interest in attending a USO club dance with her friends Betty and Julia. She doesn't need a flirtation with a lonely serviceman when she's set to marry her childhood sweetheart. Yet something happens the moment Liz glimpses Morgan McClain. They share only a brief exchange--cut short by the soldier's evident interest in Betty--but Liz can't forget him. Thus, when Betty asks her to ghostwrite a letter to Morga...


Letters to God

Eight-year-old Tyler is armed with strong faith and courage as he faces a battle against cancer. His prayers take the form of letters he sends to his ultimate pen pal, God, on a daily basis. These letters find their way into the hands of Tyler's postman, Brady, who is at a crossroads in his life, and is searching for meaning. Brady is at first is confused over what to do, but his decision ultimately is a testament to the power of Tyler's shining ...