Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Epistolary Novels

Our May book, Regarding the Fountain, is an epistolary novel, which is a novel written in letters. It's an interesting format and a different way of telling a story. Here are a few other epistolary novels worth taking a look at:

Dear Max by Sally Grindley

As Max--who is almost ten--and his favorite author, D.J. Lucas, exchange letters, the two writers help each other with their new books and develop a special friendship.

The Naked Mole Rat Letters

When her father begins a long-distance romance with a Washington, D.C. zookeeper, twelve-year-old Frankie sends fabricated email letters to the zookeeper in an attempt to end the relationship.

Letters From Camp by Kate Klise

Sent to Camp Happy Harmony to learn how to get along with each other, pairs of brothers and sisters chronicle in letters home how they come to suspect the intentions of the singing family running the camp.

Love From Your Friend, Hannah: A Novel by Mindy Skolsky

From her home in back of the Grand View Restaurant in rural New York, Hannah writes letters to her best friend, a pen pal, and even to President and Mrs. Roosevelt.

1 comment:

Nina Sankovitch said...

I just shared this list on a Facebook page called Fading Ink; I started the page to celebrate letters, both in life and in literature. This list of books is marvelous. I remember Daddy Long Legs from my own childhood, an epistolary novel for young adult readers.