P.O. Box Love: A Novel of Letters

P O Box Love A Novel of Letters A charming epistolary novel that chronicles the love story between Emma and Frederico former high school sweethearts who meet again thirty years later At Dreams Desires year old Emma s quaint boo

  • Title: P.O. Box Love: A Novel of Letters
  • Author: Paola Calvetti Anne Milano Appel
  • ISBN: 9780312625702
  • Page: 125
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  • A charming epistolary novel that chronicles the love story between Emma and Frederico, former high school sweethearts who meet again thirty years later.At Dreams Desires, 50 year old Emma s quaint bookshop in Milan dedicated to romantic fiction, the passionate bookseller serves coffee and tea to her customers and completes order slips in pen rather than using a compuA charming epistolary novel that chronicles the love story between Emma and Frederico, former high school sweethearts who meet again thirty years later.At Dreams Desires, 50 year old Emma s quaint bookshop in Milan dedicated to romantic fiction, the passionate bookseller serves coffee and tea to her customers and completes order slips in pen rather than using a computer One day, she finds a mysterious handwritten note stuck between the pages of a novel The message is from her high school sweetheart Frederico, who is now a successful architect in New York and whom she hasn t seen in thirty years When she finally meets Frederico again, Emma is convinced that her life is about to turn into a romance novel an intercontinental fairy tale between Milan and New York, between two post office boxes and two lovers that are separated by the Atlantic Ocean and half a life But Frederico is married, and their epistolary romance, punctuated by once a year sojourns on the island of Belle Ile, seems to have no future Paola Calvetti s PO Box Love is an ode to old fashioned relationships the ones that last a lifetime , old fashioned habits such as writing letters by hand in fountain pen and old fashioned notions such as politeness, and the great lost art of conversation , and will enchant readers of such perennial favorites as 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff and Same Time Next Year by Bernard Slade.

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    1. Paola Calvetti Anne Milano Appel

      Paola Calvetti was born in Milan, Italy She was educated at Liceo Linguistico A Manzoni Languages School and graduated in DAMS Drama, Art and Music Studies at Bologna s University After leaving school she wrote her first book Lo spazio fantastico Emme Edizioni dedicated to dance and mime for children.Calvetti is married She has two children, a boy and a girl.After graduation, she started her career as a journalist for the daily newspaper la Repubblica, contributing articles about dance and music.Meantime she wrote five portraits for Rai 2, the second State Channel dedicated to great dance artists Jazz City, Alvin Ailey s New York La ville lumi re, Roland Petit s Paris Water Cities, Carolyn Carlson s Helsinki and Venice Madrid, starring Antonio Gades and his dance ballet company, The enchanted Moon, starring Alessandra Ferri This tv film won the first Price Award at the FIPA in Cannes in 1992.In 1990, she wrote the film for Rai 2 Il ritorno, dedicated to Italian dancers dancing abroad.In 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992 she created and directed DanzaVideo, film and video Festival in Milano.She arranged and directed the series La danza De Agostini , composed of 20 video portraits of the most important dancers and coreographers of the XX century.She wrote essays on music and dance for the Teatro alla Scala the milanese Opera House.From 1993 to 1997, after leaving journalism, she became chief of the press office at La Scala.In 1996 she was the curator of the exibition and the essay Riccardo Muti alla Scala Leonardo Editore.In 1999 she published her first novel L A segreto BaldiniCastoldi based on a secret love story revealed by an old lady to her lover s daughter 40 years later In 2000 the novel was finalist at the literary Award Bancarella and it was translated in Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Greek, Japanese.In 2010 it was translated in Frech L amour secret, Presses de la cit , Rumanian, and Germany.Her second novel, L addio Bompiani , again set in the world of classic music, is the story of three women and their lifetime friendship Olga, the main character, wants to be a costumes and set designer and her dreams come true when she works as assistents for the famous editino of La Traviata directed by Luchino Visconti in 1955 The novel was translated in Portuguese O Adeus, Rocco Calvetti s third novel N con te n senza di te was released in 2004 and was inspired by Truffauts s masterpiece The woman next door the omicide suicide of two lovers narated by their best friend In 2006 she published Perch tu mi hai sorriso Bompiani , a sort of psychological duel between an old mother and her daughter, imprisoned in a mysterious an passionate relationship.

    513 thoughts on “P.O. Box Love: A Novel of Letters”

    1. Previously posted at Paperback DollsP.O. Box Love was an interesting read. Even after two day I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’m not sure what I expected after reading the blurb we got from the author. It sounded interesting, and the story was. I just never fell in love with it. It needed more emotion.P.O. Box Love is written as love letters and a story. Meaning part of the time you’re reading love letters between two characters and the other time you’re reading the story from the mai [...]


    2. Diceva Holden Caulfield, nel celeberrimo romanzo di Salinger, "quelli che mi lasciano proprio senza fiato sono i libri che quando li hai finiti di leggere vorresti che l'autore fosse un tuo amico per la pelle e poterlo chiamare al telefono tutte le volte che ti gira."Ecco, questo libro è per me un esempio che calza a pennello con questa citazione e la protagonista di questo romanzo, l'adorabile signora Emma, sembra uscita da un romanzo d'appendice d'altri tempi, sembra fuori contesto ai giorni [...]


    3. I only read this book because someone gave it to me--but I should say that it is better than the title makes it sound. By the way, the English title was given by the American publisher--the original title is less cheesy: "Noi due come un romanzo." Initially, I hated it because it seemed like a formulaic story: middle-age woman has a crisis and opens a bookstore, then meets former high-school boyfriend (now married) and begins an epistolary romance (he's in NYC, she's in Milan) while attending to [...]


    4. Emma, milanaise de 50 ans et mère célibataire, ouvre une librairie à Milan suite à un héritage. Un jour Federico son amour de lycée vient par hasard dans sa boutique et dépose son numéro de téléphone dans un livre. Elle le trouve, l'appelle, ils se voient. Ce dernier habite à New-York. Après son week-end en Italie il rentre chez lui non sans avoir auparavant déposé une lettre à Emma. Il lui propose une correspondance. Elle déteste les portables et les ordinateurs et ouvre avec jo [...]


    5. Calvetti has crafted a magical tale about the promise of love — and how true love can be sparked with a little attention and patience. Through her whimsical writing style, you can feel Calvetti’s passion for literary masterpieces and Emma is perhaps the most knowledgeable bookstore owner ever when it comes to romance novels. It is a story that will take you away to a romance story of yesteryear, of one that is simplified through classic letter-writing techniques rather than the hustle and bu [...]


    6. mia figlia ha letto il libro per prima e mi ha detto:"ti piacerà" Mi conosce bene e sa che gli ingredienti giusti ci sono tutti: i libri, una storia d'amore e un finale come piace a me!


    7. Reviewed for THC ReviewsI agreed to review P. O. Box Love because it was billed as a romance and the theme of reunited loves is a favorite of mine. It definitely is a love story, however, I will caution my fellow romance readers that this is a literary romance rather than a genre romance. When I first started reading the book and realized this, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not, but in the end was very pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable it was. P. O. Box Love is the story of two [...]


    8. Ma che carino Magari poi, a mente fredda, ragioni sul fatto che è un po' lungo e lento. Magari anche sul fatto che non è umanamente possibile che a 'sta qui vada tutto bene (lavorativamente parlando!) ma è tanto carino che viene perdonato d'ufficio.


    9. P.O. Box Love was an interesting read. Even after two day I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’m not sure what I expected after reading the blurb we got from the author. It sounded interesting, and the story was. I just never fell in love with it. It needed more emotion.P.O. Box Love is written as love letters and a story. Meaning part of the time you’re reading love letters between two characters and the other time you’re reading the story from the main female’s POV. The main character [...]


    10. When is the last time you wrote a letter. I mean a real snail mail letter? These days with email, instant messaging, and social networking why would someone pick up a pen and paper? It is a dying art. Paola Calvetti takes us this very scenario in her fifth novel, P.O. Box love. Set in Milan Italy the protagonist, Emma, opens an old fashion bookstore. The inventory is kept in a ledger along with the financial books. The store, Dreams & Desires, doesn’t even have a website. Emma has filled t [...]


    11. What a lovely book! There are some books that I rush through and can't wait to finish to find out what happens. This was not one of those. Much like a glass of wine or a luscious slice of cheesecake, I enjoyed savoring this story. I purposely put it down at times to be able to appreciate some of the thoughts and experiences. I did want to know the ending, but I didn't want the book to end. I loved the setting, the characters and the reality of the story. Maybe because I am Emma's age, or perhaps [...]


    12. un'idea molto originale, la libreria dedicata agli amori. sarebbe quasi da fare davveroun libro dai personaggi minori indimenticabili, mentre la vicenda amorosa non è nemmeno la prima protagonista (e, sinceramente, neanche un gran che, un po' scontata). E' il trionfo dell'amore per i libri, del recupero dei tempi lenti, dei rapporti umani, delle chiacchiere tra vicini, del piacere di prendere un tè insieme. qualche idea infelice (un negozio piccolo che fa libreria, bar, fioraio? e poi un alber [...]


    13. A LOOOONNNGGG elaboration of a long-distance affair between a middle-aged couple who had met as teenagers. Reminiscent of "Same Time Next Year", but much more detailed. The book contains not only the letters that were exchanged, but a great deal of narrative as well, mostly from Emma's perspective. Many nice doses of Milan and New York ambiance, too. My only complaint is that it was a bit TOO wordy, in a number of places where it was not necessary. No complaints with the Italian charm, though. 5 [...]


    14. Ritrovare l'amore a cinquant'anni è come scoprirsi di nuovo adolescentiTutto gira intorno al passato, e al presente ma non si pensa mai al futuro, ad una conseguenza di un azione. Si vive e basta! Emma se lo chiede a volte che cosa fare del futuro e anche Federico, ma subito ricoprono questo pensiero continuando a vivere solo per quel 10 aprileBrava Paola!Sono curiosa di leggere altri suoi libri!


    15. Paola Calvetti (English translation by Anne Milano Appel) has woven a wonderful tale about the promise of love, and how true love can be sparked with patience and a little attention. You can feel the author's passion for writing! It is a story that will take you back in time to a romance story of time gone by, one of hand written missives vs. the elctronic emails and text messages of this modern world.


    16. After reading a few other reviews, this book is getting shelved. The writing is oddly florid in a "did not translate well" sort-of way. Add to that a somewhat tepid affair between former high school sweethearts, one who is STILL married, and you have a formula for distasteful of the highest level.Despite the title, resist the urge, oh ye romantics and letter-writers. This book is not for you.


    17. The best thing about this book is that the main character opened a bookstore in Italy. I did not like the characters very much and I didn't like the ending at all.



    18. I want to have a bookshop like this! Loved that the most. Apart from that, I don't get how the lovestory starts and ends, the characters are not that real, but all in all an okay read.


    19. L'amour est à la lettre A, un titre qui m'a tout de suite attirée. Je m'attendais à une grande et belle histoire d'amour mais, j'ai vite déchanté. Dans ce livre nous suivons Emma, une quinquagénaire qui vit à Milan. Un jour, elle retrouve son amour de lycée, Federico qui vit désormais à New York. S'ensuit un échange de lettres entre les deux âmes-sœurs. Vous l'aurez compris, ici nous avons le droit à un roman épistolaire. J'adore ce genre mais là, j'ai eu beaucoup de mal. Tout d' [...]


    20. Een aardig verhaal, maar wat een schrijfstijl. Het verhaal is veeeeel te lang uitgerekt. Zo'n dik boek was echt niet nodig om dit verhaal te vertellen. Bij de brieven die de twee hoofdpersonen elkaar schrijven viel ik regelmatig in slaap. De setting in Emma's eigen boekwinkel is leuk, de personages die ze daar om zich heen heeft (Alice, zoon Mattia, de boekhouder) zijn ook aardig. De relatie met een oude schoolliefde is een goed uitgangspunt. Maar het feit dat hij op lange afstand woont, wordt a [...]


    21. I fell in love with this book. We had an awkward courtship, short meetings punctuated by the confusion of learning. Then we took a trip together, and the romance took heat. I traveled to Milan, Paris, New York and Brittany. I wept, was shocked and loved.This book is raw and poignant and deserves to be read—but be warned, the bookshop is only in your heart, not in stone.


    22. Eins vorweg – mich konnte dieses Buch leider nicht überzeugen, vielleicht aber auch weil meine Erwartungen einfach zu hoch waren. Viel hat es aber auch mit dem Schreibstil zu tun, der mich gar nicht angesprochen hat. Er ist sehr blumig, für mich auch umständlich und irgendwie kommt die Autorin nicht auf den Punkt. Alles wird sehr genau beschrieben und berichtet, dadurch konnte ich mir zwar alles genau vorstellen, aber dadurch wurden viele Abschnitte einfach langatmig und langweilig.Die Idee [...]


    23. P.O Box Love: A Novel of Letters is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. It’s been a while since I read this book, but I still think it’s awesome. It is about books, about love, about people and words.Emma is a librarian. At the age of 50 she opens a bookstore, but not just any kind of bookstore. Sogni & Besogni sells only love books. Her love for books is transformed into a library of love that gathers around itself hearts, souls in search of beauty, fulfillment and hope. T [...]


    24. I flew to Milan, one of my favourite cities, recently and enjoyed the companionship of P.O Box Love by Paola Calvetti during breaks between activities such as trying to work out what the ‘Swallows Nest’ art installation at the Sforza Castle was about and taking in the subtext of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper.P.O Box Love, an Italian romance set in Milan and translated into English, is about a passionate bookseller called Emma Valentini whose life is an antidote to the pace of our present [...]


    25. Circa a tre quarti, avevo l'impressione che, pur essendo scritto bellissimo, fosse un polpettone romantico e buonista ma poi ci ho riflettuto, ed ho capito che siamo cos� abituati alle cose che vanno male, agli inganni, alle disillusioni, che il fatto che una persona sia se stessa, serena pur nelle sue contraddizioni, buona, e testona, stride con la vita che leggiamo sui giornali e sulle cronache. Il libro � bello. E' semplice, e parla di una persona che crede in quello che fa e che � bell [...]


    26. Di Paola Calvetti avevo letto N�� con te, n�� senza di te: bellissimo libro. Questo, invece, proprio no. Zuccheroso, patetico e a dir poco inverosimile. E' la storia d'amore (ci vogliono proprio le virgolette) zuccherosissima e inverosimile tra due cinquantenni che si ritrovano pi�� di trent'anni dopo un flirt al liceo, si scrivono lettere noiose e si incontrano una volta l'anno in un piccolo albergo in Francia. Inoltre, i dialoghi dei personaggi sono a dir poco inverosimili: parlano [...]


    27. Una storia d'amore "maturo" molto dolce e tenera. Bellissima la storia della "rinascita" di Emma, cinquantenne proprietaria di una libreria fuori dal comune a Milano. Quanto l'ho invidiata per aver realizzato quello che anche il MIO sogno! Meriterebbe anche mezza stellina in pi per gli spunti di letture d'amore che offre (da ritrovare anche nel sito internet dedicato al libro) Una nota stonata, ma magari solo per me: l'ostinazione anti-tecnologica di Emma, il rifiuto di tenersi al passo con i te [...]



    28. Se il vostro genere sono i romanzi "rosa",allora ve lo consiglion è il mio genere e quindi mi è costato un po' terminarloovo che in alcuni punti sia un po' noioso e il finale scritto in modo banale(nel senso che non ha faticato molto per cercare di sorprendere il lettore con un colpo di scena,ma lo ha terminato nel modo più semplice).Per altri versi lo trovo grazioso,soprattutto nei punti in cui cita altri romanzi o dove descrive la sua attività in espansione


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