Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ten top modern epistolary novels

Jenn Ashworth and Richard V. Hirst are the authors of a horror novella, The Night Visitors. One of their top ten modern epistolary novels, as shared at the Guardian:
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher (2015)

Jason Fitger is a professor of creative writing at Payne University. These are his letters – his hastily typed recommendations, expressing tender enthusiasm for students with little talent and even poorer attendance. There’s a campus novel here, of course, but more than that, there’s a study of hope. What else, after all, is a letter sent out into the world – whether it’s a message in a bottle or an email to a water-cooler company – than an emblem of hope? JA
Read about another entry on the list.

Dear Committee Members is among Maureen Corrigan's top 12 books of 2014, Kate DiCamillo's 3 favorite books of 2014, and Ellen Wehle's four top novels "in which teachers and students run just a little bit off the rails."

The Page 69 Test: Dear Committee Members.

--Marshal Zeringue