"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. Receiving a letter from the Father, who is in the war zone, is absolutely the highlights of the lives of the protagonists (four girls and their Mom).
"Anne of Green Gables" series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Back in the days, letters were very important part of people's lives... There are so many letters appear in the whole series, to bring news (whether happy or sad, good or bad...), to stay in touch, and so on.... Wonder if people, back in the days, sent letters in the way that people write Facebook status in this day and age??!! The author herself had several life-long penpals, whom she considered her close friends/ kindred spirits.
But- letters also were, and still maybe, a big part of life among immigrants... up until very recent years when social media and internet brought people closer together than ever. And- even now, there may be some folks of all ages who prefer snail mail (yea!!!)
"Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter" in "Unknown Errors of Our Lives" by Chita Banerjee Divakaruni. A lot of thoughts goes in, even before one gets enough courage to write The Truth in her letter... All the stories in this book (a collection of short stories) are beautiful.
"The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Sometimes a letter gets lost in the mail. And- sometimes the lost letter can change someone's life. Especially if the letter is from someone's deceased grandma, continents away, and supposed to include a piece of information that no one else knows.... I actually wondered if she even wrote the letter in the first place, but anyhow....
This series seems quite intriguing.
Book Trailer here for those searching for a trilogy with letters.... dum dum dum dum
Yea, they are great books, I highly recommend them!!!!!
Wow, thank you for the cool info!!! What a beautiful video clip... nice, retro atmosphere, perfect for the story. OMG makes me want to go back to Barcelona, yet again....
Incidentally, this interactive map shows you the places that appear in the first book of the trilogy. One of the important locations from the book is a post office, kind of fitting!!! Hopefully the link will appear without any problem....