The fall book season has officially arrived! Today, we’re kicking off the new season by celebrating the release of Letters to Amelia, the first title in our fall line up! Read on to learn all about this highly anticipated debut novel, as well as news about the upcoming Toronto Lit Up virtual launch on September 14!
Happy Birthday to Letters to Amelia by Lindsay Zier-Vogel! We’ve been waiting a long time to be able to say that! We’re very excited for readers to meet this impressive debut that has been garnering a lot of buzz and excitement, already having appeared on several ‘Most Anticipated’ fall fiction preview lists, including from CBC Books, 49th Shelf and Daily Hive. Former Toronto Poet Laureate and celebrated author of Fugitive Pieces Anne Michaels writes, “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.”
This powerfully moving tale combines the contemporary story of a newly single woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant with a passionate epistolary love affair between iconic American aviator and feminist icon Amelia Earhart and Gene Vidal. Above all, Letters to Amelia is a story about the essential need for connection and our universal ability to find hope in the face of fear.
More Advance Praise for Letters to Amelia:
Letters to Amelia has received several pre-publication reviews including:
“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.”
“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.”
‘[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.”
—Heidi Greco, The Miramichi Reader
“Letters to Amelia made for a charming read… This was an absolutely lovely, lighthearted, and beautifully written story.”
SAVE THE DATE: Toronto Lit Up Virtual Launch for Letters to Amelia!
We’re excited to partner with Toronto Lit Up to present the virtual launch of Letters to Amelia!
Hosted by Michelle Arbuckle, and featuring a reading by Dani Kind of Netflix’s Working Moms, and an interview moderated by CBC Radio’s Angela Antle!
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
8 – 9 pm EST
via Zoom Webinar
Free to attend. All are welcome. With live captions.
Pre-registration is required. RSVP to attend here.
For more details, visit the FB event page here
Please join us again in wishing a very Happy Book Birthday to Letters to Amelia by Lindsay Zier-Vogel. Purchase a copy from our online shop or from your local independent bookstore today. Happy reading!