Since I am a librarian by day, I love being able to talk about books that are about letter writing. I was tipped off to Love & Salt by the publishers, but haven't had a chance to read it. Although I love letter writing (obviously), I don't think I am the intended audience for this book, but that doesn't mean you won't enjoy it.
The book is about two women who become friends in real life and when they moved away from each other, they decided to maintain their friendship through letters. The letters deal with motherhood, grief, and their Catholic faith. There are some interesting reviews of it on Goodreads, if you want to find out more about the book.
For those who are interested in just the letter writing aspect, the authors have several interviews that discuss their chosen form of communication. The one I found the most interesting is the video on how friendships get stronger through letter writing.
I agree with what Amy Andrews says about how, in letters, you are able to explore topics that would otherwise be awkward in person. It is an aspect of letters I've always loved; the intimacy and feeling the person with you, yet having a sense of being on your own. It is also interesting what she says about falling into the role of playing yourself. I'm not sure if I agree with that, but I do find that letters allow me to explore different types of ideas than I normally do. A letter is a great place to question an idea, test a concept...you have time to think it out and the reader has time to ponder it. What do you think about this difference between in person and on paper friendships?
If you've read this book, please leave your thoughts on it in the comments.