The Love Letter

The Love Letter

eBook - 2013
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The effect on Helen MacFarquhar, a 40-year-old divorcee, of a passionate letter which arrives in her bookstore. It is addressed "Dear Goat" and signed "Ram." As she tries to guess who Ram could be, the power of suggestion takes over, igniting a romance with the young student working in the store for the summer.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780544300606
0544300602
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 27, 2014

A misdirected love letter, and a steamy romance in a modern comedy of manners that is smart, funny and goes straight for the heart. A must read for anyone who enjoyed Rameau's Niece.

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GuyN
Nov 12, 2014

Schine chooses a heroine who runs a small bookstore and values intellectual pursuits. References are made to many poets, literary voices, and cultural events but don't expect a true literary novel. This is still a romance novel, after all. The premise of an anonymous love letter that can be interpreted by anyone to apply to anyone is interesting enough. See the quotation I have posted for a glimpse of how she sketches characters.

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Nov 06, 2014

Helen was a flirt. She flirted in the spirit of good fellowship and because she loved to flirt. She loved the first moment when the other side was pierced by the arrow of her solicitude; loved the sudden, almost imperceptible retreat, loved the hesitant advance of the return glance, or a smile...always, the warm, intelligent beam of her attention, an exclusive circle of light surrounding each of them, one hundred watts, pure Helen.

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