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Mail Katinka O Toole is desperately smitten by the postman s charming smile Despite wearing Dior dresses to attract him the affections of a corporate lawyer and her mother s advice and his dodgy past she

  • Title: Mail
  • Author: Mameve Medwed
  • ISBN: 9780446673754
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Katinka O Toole is desperately smitten by the postman s charming smile Despite wearing Dior dresses to attract him, the affections of a corporate lawyer and her mother s advice and his dodgy past, she continues to hope that romance will flourish.

    • Mail BY Mameve Medwed
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      Published :2019-02-02T21:50:33+00:00

    About "Mameve Medwed"

    1. Mameve Medwed

      Mameve Medwed is the author of five novels, Mail, Host Family, The End of an Error, the 2007 Massachusetts Honor Book award winnin How Elizabeth Browning Saved My Life, and the forthcoming Of Men and Their Mothers, pub date April 22, 2008 Please contact her through her website mamevemedwed

    636 thoughts on “Mail”

    1. I really loved this novel, much like I lovedHow Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life , which I read first. Having lived in Cambridge for 2+ years, I think that Medwed incorporates the city as part of the character, but somehow she does it better than other authors I've read in the past (like Jennifer Haigh, for example). You get a sense that Medwed's writing actually breathes authenticity. Moreover, her characters are likeable, funny, complex and real. Her literary allusions are not meant to [...]


    2. Ugh.I weave my way though this, enjoying that it was a light and easy read. It is not carefully reshearched at ALL -- as this wife of a letter carrier will attest -- as no USPS employees would ever keep their jobs after posing for Playgirl, a magazine that didn't even exist anymore at the time this book was published, and letter carriers in the book are considered "working class." Lots of mailmen have degrees and just get paid more to be mailmen (it does take a TEST to get that job, you know) bu [...]


    3. Good fun! I agree that the influence of Elinor Lipman can be felt. The story rang so true to me that I was left wondering whether the character was a friend of mine from college. Didn't everyone in a certain New England town at a certain New England college have guilty feelings about the relationship with the hunky janitor or construction worker (in this case the mailman)?


    4. Alot more to it than I first thought, very engaging and enjoyable. I related to all of the characters and know their counterparts. Very enjoyable with a surprise or two and a good believeable ending.


    5. A Radcliffe grad with a class conscious mother falls for her hunky mailman, and, when she agrees to go on a blind date she finds herself drawn to a nice (but physically unappealing) attorney. The ending wasn’t very believable; it was also too neat and tidy…


    6. When I started this book given to me by a friend, I didn't expect to like it. As I read further, I appreciated it more and more. It is one of those books that will impact on my view of life, and I am so glad I read it!


    7. Medwed is best friends with author Elinor Lipman and it shows -- in a good way. Like Lipman, Medwed's characters are well-developed and likeable despite their flaws. Mail has a delicious gentle love story. Great relaxing read.


    8. This is one of the better romantic comedies, intelligent and with insights into class themes. It's the story of a Cambridge, Mass author who is attracted to her mail carrier while being courted by an attorney. I strongly recommend Mail.



    9. This had the same tone and even some of the same plotlines as "How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life". It was a bit more crude than that one, too.




    10. I read this a long time ago, when I worked at Simmons College, which features in the book. That might be why I thought it was so funny!




    11. Had to finish it to find out who the main character ended up with. The first half could have been shortened a bit. Not brilliant, but readable.



    12. Young Harvard educated divorced from her former professor falls for her, still lives with his parents, mailman. A fun read that carries an important message


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