Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Reader's Shelf

From Library Journal

Postscript:  Life in Letters


Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
By Usher, Shaun
2014-05 - Chronicle Books (CA)
9781452134253 Check Our Catalog
This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates …More


Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home
Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home
By Stibbe, Nina
2014-04 - Little Brown and Company
9780316243391 Check Our Catalog
"Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA might be the most charming book I've ever read." --Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette …More


Dear Committee Members
Dear Committee Members
By Schumacher, Julie
2014-08 - Doubleday Books
9780385538138 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award (2015)

Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary."

Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Shaffer, Mary Ann
Author Barrows, Annie
2008-07 - Dial Press
9780385340991 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Indies Choice Book Awards (2009)

London, 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of Guernsey during the German occupation, and about a society as extraordinary as its name. …More


Attachments
Attachments
By Rowell, Rainbow
2012-03 - Plume Books
9780452297548 Check Our Catalog
Beth and Jennifer's company monitors their office e-mail. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can't bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's too late for him to ever introduce himself. …More



Martin Harbottle's Appreciation of Time
Martin Harbottle's Appreciation of Time
By Utton, Dominic
2014-03 - ONEWorld Publications
9781780743721 Check Our Catalog
Dan's got a new job. But he's moved out of town in order to start a family and had to start commuting into London every day, leaving his young wife Beth and newborn daughter at home. After 14 months of the trains either making him late for work or late getting home, he's had enough. Tracking down the email address of the MD of the train company, he starts to write him letters. Emails that take as …More