2024 Reading Challenge

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

REVIEW for Letter from New York - Helene Hanff

TITLE:            Letter from New York

AUTHOR:      Helene Hanff

GENRE:         Non fiction


I have a fascination with Helene Hanff.  I am not sure why, perhaps its because she wrote books that gave us only partial glimpses of her life?  which sounded so interesting.  Her love of books, New York and martinis.

Other than 84 Charring Cross Road, this is my favorite book written by Hanff.  Letter from New York is full of cute anecdotes (which  don't normally like, but loved in this book).  

Hanff gives us yet more glimpses into her life, but this time, it is completely directed at an audience - and the stories are wonderfully whimsical.  She talks about dogs, cats, Christmas, snow, Central Park and in the process gives us a view of her New York - of the New York of that time period, when the World Trade Center was something amazing to look at, when people worked together and when, somehow, time seemed sweet and plentiful.

Her writing, as always is endearing and I LOVED THIS BOOK!

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