Postmarked Piper's Reach Kindle Edition
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"An incredible journey of love through the distortion of distance and time. The unique storytelling swept me up in the magic of falling in love." Christina Hira, Her Webs
"Postmarked Piper's Reach is a trap, an elegant snare camouflaged with sweet nostalgic longing for a simpler past, of friendships, romance and careless emotion. You'll immerse yourself in the tender correspondence reuniting high school nearly-lovers Jude and Ella-Louise like a gentle beach swell on a hot summer day, but the insistent undercurrents of hidden pain and unspoken secrets are a riptide, dragging you out into treacherous waters of broken lives and messy regrets. This is absolutely unforgettable storytelling that burns itself under your skin even while it breaks you on the rocks." David Versace, Mnemo's Memories
"I loved this beautiful exploration of the power of memories, the joy of human connection, and the pain when it's broken." Nik Perring, Not So Perfect
"What starts out as letters between friends turns into something more twisty, darker, soulful, and honest than you can ever imagine. The lies and truths we tell ourselves about love and loss are much closer than we think." Emily Craven, The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain
"A timeless piece of love, regret, and redemption that is both brilliant and heartbreaking. We all have a Piper's Reach love story within us that reaches into the core of who we are as human beings." Rus VanWestervelt, Fossil Five
"A deeply emotive, powerful and compelling adult coming-of-age story." Cath Evans, The Healing Season--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Jodi Cleghorn is an author, poet and tarot reader with a penchant for the dark vein of humanity. In love with big ideas and unique concepts, she chases narratives across the landscape of multiple genres and forms. Twice nominated for Australia's premier speculative fiction awards, Jodi is the author of No Need to Reply, Elyora, The Starling Requiem, and several poetry series including Beauty by Oracle, The Red Thread of Fate and The Daily Breath. In 2018 she formed The JAR Writers Collective with Adam Byatt and Rus VanWestervelt. Visit Jodi online at: jodicleghorn.com. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File size : 2132 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Vine Leaves Press (21 July 2019)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07S49NFLX
- Best Sellers Rank: 522,802 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Teenage friends who share an unacknowledged love for each other, meet through letters as adults and begin a journey of healing their past. If there is such a thing, it feels like an adult coming-of-age story.
The book is a slow unravelling of Ella-Louise and Jude's lives and feelings. Much of the character growth occurs off-page, so the letters are fast-paced, sometimes full of angst, but always steeped in raw honesty.
Cultural references to the 1990s abound, especially music references, so if you were around during that time, or love that music, you're in for a treat.
This story taps into the fraught emotions of the teenage years and explores them retrospectively, as an adult full of life experiences and passing years.
I received an eARC for review and have since bought the book to keep.