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  • #17632

    Angela Hogan

    I have just read a good book, “That Part Was True”, by Deborah McKinlay. She combines letter writing, cooking and recipes, and family dynamics to make an entertaining and sometimes, tearful, story. I believe most of you would enjoy it! Check it out! : )
    PS. I loved the ending! Shhh! ; )

    I'm always looking for new pen pals! Feel free to contact me.

  • #17689


    I’ve made a note of this book in my diary so next time I’m in a bookshop or library I’lkl keep an eye open for it……I love books that include letter writing as part of the storyline.

  • #17714

    Sarah Nasal

    Thanks for the recommendation, Angela! I’m definitely going to look it up. 🙂

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  • #17719


    I have made note of this book as well, I think it may make a good choice for the Postal Reading Challenge I joined last month. The reading challenge can be found here

  • #17733

    Lindsay Silcox

    Sounds like a perfect book for the Month of Letters! I made note of it. Thanks!

  • #17786


    Another book LetterMo folks might be interested in is Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks (1999). It’s a memoir in which the author seeks to reconnect with her childhood penpals. Here’s the description provided on Goodreads:

    As a young girl in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe, and America. Twenty years later Brooks, an award-winning foreign correspondent, embarked on a human treasure hunt to find her pen friends. She found men and women whose lives had been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Intimate, moving, and often humorous, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet heart of every girl who has ever yearned to become a woman of the world.

  • #19103

    Wendy S

    Angela I blame you for my book purchase today 😀
    It looks like a great book, though I will probably read it very quickly so I should have bought the ebook instead but it looks like a nice book to share through bookcrossing.

  • #19661


    Thanks for the suggestion Angela. I borrowed the book from my local library and really enjoyed it. Letter writing and cooking, can’t go wrong.

  • #31103

    Will Bryce

    A digital color copies of books is one of the best medium t have, they great one for reference.

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