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by Mameve Medwed

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ISBN:
0446520888
ISBN13:
978-0446520881
Author:
Mameve Medwed
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition (May 1, 1997)
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Pages:
304 pages
ePUB:
1425 kb
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1565 kb
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Category:
United States
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Rating:
4.9

Mameve Medwed (Author), Steven Weber (Reader), Annette O'Toole (Reader) & 0 more. Katinka and the other characters are very believable, and Mail is the kind of book that will keep you thinking about it during your day, wondering what will happen next

Mameve Medwed (Author), Steven Weber (Reader), Annette O'Toole (Reader) & 0 more. Katinka and the other characters are very believable, and Mail is the kind of book that will keep you thinking about it during your day, wondering what will happen next. The plot is well-paced and unpredictable, without being completely outlandish. It's not laugh-out-loud funny, but it is amusing. My one complaint is that at times the writing seemed to be almost too careful, too buttoned up. Sometimes I wished Medwed would have just broken loose, and the book could have been funnier.

Meet Katinka O'Toole. High school valedictorian. 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. Books by Mameve Medwed. Mor. rivia About Mail.

Reminiscent of the novels of Nora Ephron, this brilliantly-written, hilariously touching tale explores a contemporary woman's quirky love life. Katinka O'Toole has discovered that a degree from Harvard does not always lead to fame and fortune. Divorced and struggling to make a living as a writer, the highlight of her day has become the arrival of the mail. Or, more precisely, the mailman.

Mameve Medwed Author Mail Hachette Book Group USA Grand Central Publishing 1290 Avenue of the .

If you just want to mail a letter with the address above, and.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning might have written about the length and breadth of love, but Abby Randolph has given up on all that, preferring to spend her time between her cluttered "needs work" apartment and an overcrowded antiques mart optimistically named Objects of Desire. Yet Abby can't help but wonder what happened to her earlier passionate self.

Reminiscent of the novels of Nora Ephron, this brilliantly-written, hilariously touching tale explores a contemporary woman’s quirky love life. Katinka O’Toole has discovered that a degree from Harvard does not always lead to fame and fortune. Yes, she hopes for an acceptance letter, but she also has a fierce crush on Louie Capetti, her gorgeous postal carrier, who she hopes will carry her away to romantic bliss.

Mameve Medwed is also the author of Mail, Host Family, The End of an Error, and How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life (which received a 2007 Massachusetts Book Honor Award).

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Having discovered that a degree from Harvard does not mean automatic life bliss, Katinka O'Toole finds the highlight of her day has become the arrival of the mail, not because she is expecting something, but because of her crush on Louie Capetti, her gorgeous mailman. A first novel.
Reviews:
  • Fato
This is an excellent first novel. There is no escaping the fact that this is a novel about Cambridge, seat of the American Ivy League, one of the intellectual foci of the country, a place where people are filled with intellectual pretensions, social pretensions, or both. This novel takes aim at both of these, with wit and style. Mameve Medwed depicts the life and loves of Katinka O'Toole (nee Graham), as she struggles to advance her career as a writer and to rebuild her social life. The focus of both these endeavors is the mailbox, the news that it brings (rejections, and the occasional acceptance) and the bearer of mixed news, Louis, the irresistible mailman. Medwed depicts neurotic writers and academics with the accuracy of a woman has lived in Cambridge: individuals, like Katinka, cracked with self-doubt, others like her ex-husband Professor O'Toole who have no doubts what so ever about their place in the universe. What binds the novel together is the self-deprecating humor of our heroine. Before you know it, you'll be reading the last chapter, and be grateful to Medwed for the pleasure of the company of her characters. You'll smile at remember the characters, but also the gentle social criticisms the author has quietly insinuated into the mix.
  • Hellmaster
Katinka O'Toole is a struggling writer in Cambridge who falls in love with the mailman. Her journey on the path of self-discovery comes complete with an ex-husband, Seamus O'Toole, a mother who falls in love with a neighbor upstairs, Louis the mailman, and Jake, the quiet, unassuming lawyer who falls in love with Katinka.
Katinka, struggling with the class issue, decides to fall in love with Louis ~~ but the way she kept it a secret in fear of her mother's reaction is hilarious. As always, secrets come to light and Katinka learns what love really is. Katinka's mother seems to always try to mold her into the person she thinks Katinka should be ~~ but with Katinka feeling her biological clock ticking, she discovers that she really wants to settle down and have a family. This is just the beginning of a humorous story as Katinka reaches the crossroads in her life.
It is a fun read and one that every single thirty-something woman can relate to. It is about a woman struggling against the way she was brought up ~~ only to discover that sometimes Mother does know best! It is a quick read and enjoyable enough to forget your problems for a few hours. I recommend this book for a good, enjoyable read. If you're into serious tomes, this book isn't for you.
  • Keel
This was an enjoyable novel that was entertaining. However, when you're done with it, you find it was a pleasant diversion and not much else. There is nothing gripping about the story or the characters. It is essentially one woman dating two different men, one of whom is her mailman. That she's a Harvard grad, that the 2nd man is a Harvard Law grad, that her ex-husband was her Harvard professor and that her mother is mad about Harvard men and that the mother ends up marrying one (again) herself, is a large part of this book. You might up this in grade if you actually went to Harvard.

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  • Wrathshaper
Mail is a solid read, a good novel, with a couple of flaws, that are easily outweighed by the novel's strengths. The story of Katinka, the frustrated writer who falls in love with her mailman, struggling with whether or not he is truly "right" for her is amusing, entertaining and engaging. Katinka and the other characters are very believable, and Mail is the kind of book that will keep you thinking about it during your day, wondering what will happen next. The plot is well-paced and unpredictable, without being completely outlandish. It's not laugh-out-loud funny, but it is amusing. My one complaint is that at times the writing seemed to be almost too careful, too buttoned up. Sometimes I wished Medwed would have just broken loose, and the book could have been funnier. Taken in its entiretly, however, this is a pleasant read, a comforing read, the literary equivalent of Mom's macaroni and cheese.
  • Mot
Medwed's debut novel relates the romantic and literary exploits of Katrinka O'Toole. Given thatr Katrinka is mostly a frustrated wirter and lover both, the exploits are somewhat chaotic, obsessive and disjointed--but that's where the fun comes in.
Over and above an adept hand at romantic comedy, Medwed has a nifty ability to cleverly encapsulate and parody the aloofness, snobbery and liberal goings and general absurdities attendant to life in and around Harvard, a skill which also adds to the fun of the book.
This is a debut novel and some of the expected flaws attendant to such an effort are present--the books a tad disjointed, a few of the characters are mere characatures--but overall it's a fun book & a pleasant read. It's plane or beach fare-not too demanding and mostly rewarding.
  • Zeks Horde
Boring, boring, boring, snore, snore, boring, boring, snore, snore.
I didn't even finish the book. I tried and tried, I promise that I did. It wasn't that the writing didn't show real talent. The book is well written, it is just boring, boring, boring. Did I mention that the book was boring? I really wanted to like the book. There were times when I thought, this isn't so bad. Finally more than a month passed and I realized that I hadn't touched the book. Usually I can't wait to get home from work to read "just one more chapter" of the book that I am reading. This didn't happen with Mail. I couldn't care less about what ended up happening with the characters. I just ended up forgetting to read it. I have had more fun waiting for my own mail to arrive.