The Love Letter (Paperback)

A Novel

By Cathleen Schine

Picador, 9780312426989, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2007

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Cathleen Schine's The Lover Letter is “...a sophisticated and witty valentine of a novel.” —People

Independent, irresistible Helen MacFarquhar is the owner of a bookstore in an idyllic seaside town in New England. A happily divorced mother who enjoys a playful relationship with her customers, Helen's life is turned upside down when an anonymous letter arrives, penned by an unknown lover.

About the Author

Cathleen Schine is the author of They May Not Mean To, But They Do, The Three Weissmanns of Westport, and The Love Letter, among other novels. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review. She lives in Los Angeles.

Praise For The Love Letter: A Novel

“[Helen's story] is a familiar one. . . . but Ms. Schine renders it in these pages with such deftness and good-natured humor that the reader can't help but be enchanted.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Rarely less than sublime . . . A sophisticated and witty valentine of a novel.” —People