Linda Rader Overman
Letters Between Us is a powerful story of search for self, identity, of
losing a friend and finding her in a deeper sense, and through her,
making discoveries and gaining insights. Overman grips you with
intimate, startling details so that you can't stop reading until you
have reached the last page.
Nahid Rachlin, author, Persian Girls and Jumping Over Fire
Linda Overman's Letters Between Us is a clever, intricate, powerful novel, a
tale of girls gone wild amidst the sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll of the Sixties and
of the women they become. The story of Katharine and Laura-electrified with the
possibilities of youth, grounded in the accommodations of adulthood, charged
with the irony and tragedy-would be hard to forget even if simply told. But Overman
is an artist, brave and skilled enough to put the pen in her characters' hands
and let them write their own story of hope and disappointment, passion and desire.
That makes Letters unforgettable.
David Bradley, author, South Street and The Chaneysville Incident
Cutting edge. A rarity. In an era of male "buddy" sagas, a story of a deeply
tender relationship between two women-only one of which is a survivor-in a
time and place hard to navigate: late 20th century America. Their strong voices,
both tough and tender, gutsy and sweet, compel us to listen. Read this book.
Eve La Salle Caram, Award winning novelist, Senior Instructor in Fiction Writing,
The Writers' Program, UCLA Extension
Poignant and remarkable storytelling of lost friendships, family, and innocence.
A rich narrative of coming of age in Los Angeles in the 70's while tackling generational
differences, cultures and rediscovering life's regrets, hopes, tribulations,
Mariana Galvez, Director of Media & Marketing,
Emmy Award Winning Series 24
168 pgs., $18.95