Letters to Amelia

By (author) Lindsay Zier-Vogel
Categories: Fiction: general and literary, Fiction and Related items
Publisher: Book*hug Press
Paperback : 9781771666985, 282 pages, September 2021

Description

Grace Porter is reeling from grief after her partner of seven years unexpectedly leaves. Amid her heartache, the 30-year-old library tech is tasked with reading newly discovered letters written by Amelia Earhart to her lover, Gene Vidal. Letter by letter, she understands more about the aviation hero while piecing her own life back together. When Grace discovers she is pregnant, her life becomes more intertwined with the pilot and she begins to write her own letters to Amelia.

Reviews

Letters to Amelia made for a charming read… This was an absolutely lovely, lighthearted, and beautifully written story.” —Avocado Diaries

“An understated literary work with a historical underpinning, Letters to Amelia celebrates singular desires and pays homage to intimacy in the face of social scrutiny.” —Foreword Reviews

“Lindsay Zier-Vogel’s imagined lovers’ correspondence connects the real Earhart not only to a broken-hearted library tech but also to us and our landscape, bringing to life this singular woman’s brave, soaring spirit.” —Toronto Star

"A multi-dimensional account of the life of a woman who remains not only a feminist icon but a figure of undefined mystique. I’m sure Amelia herself would be pleased.” —The Miramichi Reader

 

"Letters to Amelia invites us to hold our heroines close and to take heart – it is gentle and joyous, full of tenderness, alive and sturdy with hope." —Anne Michaels, author of Fugitive Pieces and The Winter Vault

"Brimming over with Lindsay Zier-Vogel's obvious love for the story of Amelia Earhart, Letters to Amelia is a wonderful novel about flight and passion, about love-letters and reaching out; a novel about how we never know quite what's coming next, but still keep launching ourselves into the blue tomorrow."—Jon McGregor, Booker Prize longlisted author of Reservoir 13

“This could be the surprise debut novel of the year.” —NOW Magazine

"When we think of Amelia Earhart, we think enigmatic adventurer and feminist pioneer—and, of course, of her mysterious disappearance. But in Letters to Amelia, we meet a different Amelia Earhart, as seen through the eyes of Grace, the novel’s protagonist, a young library tech tasked with reading her letters: an Amelia who is funny, charming, joyful, sad, and most of all, full of life. Zier-Vogel writes with uncanny empathy about heartbreak, friendship, motherhood, and the common threads that connect women across time, geography, and even between earth and sky. Letters to Amelia is a gorgeous, big-hearted debut that will make you feel like you are flying, and Zier-Vogel is a writer whose career is about to soar." —Amy Jones, author of Every Little Piece of Me

"A tender portrait of heartbreak and a thoughtful ode to new motherhood. Letters to Amelia is an endorsement of finding our own ways to heal, and a celebration of that big, messy, wonderful journey of coming into one's own. Charming and beautifully rendered, this is a big-hearted hopeful novel, full of life and love." —Stacey May Fowles, author of Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game that Saved Me

Letters to Amelia is a wonderfully readable book, and the only reason you'll want to put it down is so that you can pick up your phone to do your own Amelia Earhart research.” —Quill & Quire