#BookBingoNW2020 - Epistolary
Here are some suggestions for your Summer Book Bingo NW 2020 category: Epistolary. Among the oldest literary forms, epistolary fiction uses letters and documents to reveal the inner thoughts and feelings of characters, as they struggle to hear and be heard. Here are some diverse recent examples of epistolary novels at their finest.
In the Garden of the Fugitives
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since Vita forbade her one time benefactor and stalker Royce from contacting her, but now the letters are flowing once again, the pair wade into the haunting depths of their shared and individual regrets. A gripping novel of ideas.
Format: eBook - 2018 First American editionView In the Garden of the Fugitives
To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel
It is 1885, and Colonel Allen Forrester sets up the Wolverine river to map the uncharted hinterlands of Alaska, while back in Vancouver his wife Sophie chafes undertakes her own journey of discovery, each recording their wondrous and uncanny experiences for each other, and posterity.
Format: eBook - 2016 First editionView To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel
Happiness, as Such
When young Michele suddenly runs away to England, leaving his family and lover behind in Italy, his absence is filled with poignant letters whose words often say less than what is left unspoken. Ginzburg’s posthumous novel is a wry and witty celebration of our most cherished dysfunctions.
Format: eBook - 2019View Happiness, as Such
Before She Was Found
With the aid of texts and emails, journal entries, therapist’s notes and police reports, we gradually learn of the horrific events surrounding three young girls at a sleepover, and their haunting connection with a legendary killer from the distant past.
Format: eBook - 2019View Before She Was Found
A father’s letter to his son paints for him a picture of the beauty that was their home in Syria, now a place of terror and destruction that they both must flee in a perilous journey across the waves.
Format: eBook - 2018View Sea Prayer
Hey Harry, Hey Matilda: A Novel
They say that twins share a special bond, and for Harry and Matilda that bond is their scathingly funny outlook on life, and a lack of moral compass that leaves us delightfully shocked as we eavesdrop on a year’s worth of their emails.
Format: eBook - 2017 First editionView Hey Harry, Hey Matilda: A Novel
Last Words From Montmartre
In her haunting and enchanting final novel, the Chinese modernist master bids farewell to a world intent on defining her gender, and to her lost loves, and to literature.
Format: eBook - 2014View Last Words From Montmartre
The Divorce Papers: A Novel
A high-profile divorce can get nasty – and very funny, as testified by the affidavits, emails, and documents flying between Dr. Daniel Durkheim, his estranged wife Mia, and her reluctant young lawyer Sophie, who gamely tries to win a victory for Mia and her young daughter. It’s a more upbeat Marriage Story, documentary style.
Format: eBook - 2014View The Divorce Papers: A Novel
Sadness Is A White Bird: A Novel
A young Israeli soldier sits in prison, writing to his Palestinian friend Laith about the fateful day everything changed, including his future with Laith’s sister Nimreen, in this brilliant and provocative exploration of the ages old conflict.
Format: eBook - 2018 First Atria books hardcover editionView Sadness Is A White Bird: A Novel
Dear Committee Members: A Novel
Instead of writing the great American novel, frustrated English professor Jason Fitger spends his days writing letters of recommendation, sending his students toward great futures while he simmers amidst the futility of academia, an unconscious comic genius.
Format: eBook - 2014View Dear Committee Members: A Novel