Letters In Cardboard Boxes
Their letters once traversed the East River to help Parker escape the loneliness of a childhood without her globe-trekking parents and communicate ...more
The plot of this book might seem tired at first blush, but Slovin manages to take the story and make it fully her own. The story is about a young woman named Parker who spends her days racing around at her job, dealing with ...more
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Book info Genre: Literary fiction Reading level: Adult
Disclosure: I received a free eBook ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Synopsis: Parker was raised by her grandmother Dotty while her parents, anthropologists, traveled the world and rarely visited. Because Parker was never able to travel the world and often felt lonely (especially when her ...more
Parker usually doesn't stop to get the mail. What is the point? Hardly anyone takes the time to write letters anymore and it is usually just junk flyers and bills. Today in an effort to avoid the irritating questions from her nosy neighbor, Parker stops and gathers her mail. She tosses it on the table and doesn't give it a second thought until later that evening when her boyfriend calls to cancel their ...more
“Letters in Cardboard Boxes” is a sentimental and sincere novel. It follows three generations of women as they struggle to hold on to each other. Dotty is the fun-loving, effervescent ...more
Seriously though, I loved everything about Letters in Cardboard Boxes. Well, maybe not everything, there were a couple of things I didn't like, but more on that in a minute. I loved the relationship between Parker and her grandmother ~ what a neat relationship they had. And I loved the very mature and together teen, Tanya, who Parker thought she ...more
When I can read a book in a days time, then I know it was one that I thoroughly enjoyed and that is exactly what happened with Letters in Cardboard Boxes. The story's main character is Parker. Throughout the story we learn about her relationship with her Grandmother. Parker was left home alone by her parents at an early age while her parents traveled around the world. Parker was left under ...more
Some things drove me crazy, and other things I enjoyed.
So many descriptive sentences that just didnt make sense to me.
Unfortunately, I just kept losing interest, and did not finish. I made it to page 170 +/- (at that point I was skimming).
Maybe I will go back at another time to finish. I was waiting for something to keep me hooked in to keep ...more
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for a review. I really enjoyed reading this story and was filled with mixed emotions throughout.
I had no idea that the story is organized in five parts to coincide with psychology's five stages of grief. I read about this fact in the "Discussion Corner" section at the end of the book. ...more
I started this book thinking only of the relationship of grandmother and granddaughter writing letters much like my own grandmother and I used to share. I hadn't realized Parker's grandmother would suffer from Alzheimer's just as my own grandmother had. I loved the characters and the relationships developed in the book. I was kind of disappointed that it took Parker so long to find out who the other letters were from. I also didn't care for the ending and found some of the editing errors ...more
This is a good book and one I think most can relate to.
The story begins with Parker. She is a woman with no direction, raised by her grandmother (for the most part) because her parents travel often. I ...more
Letters in Cardboard Boxes is a very realistic, well developed character study, that deals with fairly full and complex family dynamic issues in a sensitive and undramatic way, and is really given extra dimension by virtue of it's web-based publication.
Parker has always relied on the special relationship she's had with her grandmother Dotty; the person she is closest to in the whole world. It's a bond lived not only in person, but also through a series of letters her grandmother sent...more
With my usual focus (some might call it addiction), I ...more
Parker has been raised by her eccentric grandmother, Dotty. The pair are very close and do quite allot together. Parker discovers Dotty is very ill, she is loosing her memory at an ...more
Parker is a 29 year old who seems t like being stuck in a rut. At least she doesn't seem to notice that she acts way older than she really is. At 29 I would think I wouldn't be as sad as I felt she was. Well anyway the one person she could trust sent her a letter. It's not unusual ...more
Let me save you time. That doesn’t happen here.
Some events in life are quiet, ...more
'Letters In Cardboard Boxes' is a bittersweet tale about family, loss and taking the ones that mean the most to us for granted.
Parker's life is nowhere near ideal. She is looked over at her job, has a mediocre boyfriend and a self centered best friend. The only real thing she has in her life is her grandma, Dotty. But when Dotty gets sick Parker doesn't know how to cope. How will she go on without the one person who has always been there?
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