The Love Letter
In praise of Rameau's Niece, the New York Times hailed "the sheer delight of listening to Cathleen Schine's wonderfully inventive comic voice." Schine's sparkling new comedy of manners is a sublimely sophisticated romance, a delectable confection that pairs illicit love with mystery and the joys... show more
In praise of Rameau's Niece, the New York Times hailed "the sheer delight of listening to Cathleen Schine's wonderfully inventive comic voice." Schine's sparkling new comedy of manners is a sublimely sophisticated romance, a delectable confection that pairs illicit love with mystery and the joys of selling books. Helen MacFarquhar is a woman in control of her life and everyone in it - until an anonymous love letter falls into her hands one summer morning. Until that moment, smart, sexy, fortyish Helen has led a blissful existence as the proprietor of a small bookstore in a quaint seaside town outside New York. A siren of a bookseller, Helen beguiles her customers into buying the tony titles she recommends and flirts shamelessly with nearly every one of the town's eccentric residents. But Helen's self-confidence falters when the love letter arrives in her mail. "How do you fall in love?" the letter asks, and the question becomes Helen's obsession. As she tries to figure out who wrote th
Publish date: May 1st 1995
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Edition language: English
I had recently heard about this book because it was (supposedly) a book about a bookstore. Awesome! I had never heard of this book before (and had no idea it was also made into a movie?) but I have a weakness for books about books/reading/bookstores/libraries so I thought this would be a great read....
Helen thinks her life is just the way she wants it in the beginning of Summer and then by the end everything is topsy-turvey but I feel in a good way. And then she finds out a pretty big (wonderful) family secret. I loved [author:Mary Beth Hurt|671031]'s narration. I wish she would have narrated ...
This book had it's ups and downs. Ups: sometimes the writing was beautiful. You would read a paragraph, or sentence, and it's simply written, but well put together. The love letter in this book was one of the most romantic/relatable letters I've read. I could have written it myself, seeing as how it...
Purtroppo ho letto questo libro solo dopo aver visto il film relativo. Ho comunque trovato la storia d'amore meravigliosa. Non è mai facile parlare d'amore senza cadere nel banale.
I don't know, despite all these reviews that quite rightly point out the story's shortcomings, I kinda liked crazy Helen and the improbable book store and the silly letter. It was a sweet little book, perfect for a weekend when you are sick with the flu. Could NOT get Kate Capshaw out of my head th...