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The Resource P.O. Box love : a novel of letters, Paola Calvetti

P.O. Box love : a novel of letters, Paola Calvetti

Label
P.O. Box love : a novel of letters
Title
P.O. Box love
Title remainder
a novel of letters
Statement of responsibility
Paola Calvetti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"At Dreams & Desires, 50-year-old Emma's quaint bookshop in Milan dedicated to romantic fiction, the passionate bookseller serves coffee and tea to her customers and completes order slips in pen rather than using a computer. One day, she finds a mysterious handwritten note stuck between the pages of a novel. The message is from her high school sweetheart Frederico, who is now a successful architect in New York and whom she hasn't seen in thirty years. When she finally meets Frederico again, Emma is convinced that her life is about to turn into a romance novel - an intercontinental fairy tale between Milan and New York, between two post office boxes and two lovers that are separated by the Atlantic Ocean and half a life. But Frederico is married, and their epistolary romance, punctuated by once-a-year sojourns on the island of Belle Ile, seems to have no future. PO Box Love is an ode to old-fashioned relationships (the ones that last a lifetime), old-fashioned habits (such as writing letters by hand in fountain pen) and old-fashioned notions (such as politeness, and the great lost art of conversation), and will enchant readers of such perennial favorites as 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff and Same Time Next Year by Bernard Slade"--
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Summary
"At Dreams & Desires, 50-year-old Emma's quaint bookshop in Milan dedicated to romantic fiction, the passionate bookseller serves coffee and tea to her customers and completes order slips in pen rather than using a computer. One day, she finds a mysterious handwritten note stuck between the pages of a novel. The message is from her high school sweetheart Frederico, who is now a successful architect in New York and whom she hasn't seen in thirty years. When she finally meets Frederico again, Emma is convinced that her life is about to turn into a romance novel - an intercontinental fairy tale between Milan and New York, between two post office boxes and two lovers that are separated by the Atlantic Ocean and half a life. But Frederico is married, and their epistolary romance, punctuated by once-a-year sojourns on the island of Belle Ile, seems to have no future. PO Box Love is an ode to old-fashioned relationships (the ones that last a lifetime), old-fashioned habits (such as writing letters by hand in fountain pen) and old-fashioned notions (such as politeness, and the great lost art of conversation), and will enchant readers of such perennial favorites as 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff and Same Time Next Year by Bernard Slade"--
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10061321
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calvetti, Paola
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4863.A38454
LC item number
N6513 2012
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
FICTION / Contemporary Women
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of letters
Label
P.O. Box love : a novel of letters, Paola Calvetti
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2011033802
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780312625702
Lccn
2011033802
Label
P.O. Box love : a novel of letters, Paola Calvetti
Publication
Control code
2011033802
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780312625702
Lccn
2011033802

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