This is a love story. It’s the story of a second-hand bookshop called Howling Books where people leave letters to strangers, or those they love, or want to love, between the pages of books in the Letter Library.
Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie are best friends. Or they were. Before Rachel moved away to the sea. Now, she’s back, grieving for her brother Cal who drowned in the sea that he loved.
Rachel loves Henry. Henry loves Amy. Amy loves Amy but is happy for Henry to love her too.
This is a book about books. About the power of literature to cradle our past, present and future selves. It’s about how we leave ourselves behind when we die. How we leave our histories in the things we love – like books.
Thank you Jenna from Reading with Jenna for the copy! ❤
Aw man, feels out for this book. On the cover it says “a love story” but quite honestly I never really got into that because of one main problem. What I did get into was the amazing exploration of grief and the hope that comes with it. I teared at some points because Crowley’s gorgeous writing just touched my heart, and never before have I been so conscious about the importance of words. This contemporary book will definitely pull on readers’ heartstrings as we navigate the friendships and romances of different characters.