Thursday, February 7, 2013
Good Reads: Frances And Bernard
Stories told through correspondence can be unclear and disjointed or, when well done, they can give us an indepth insight into their characters' lives and emotions. Frances And Bernard is one of the latter.
Frances and Bernard are writers that meet at a camp and become friends through their correspondence with one another. Their letters to each other and their friends tell the story of their growing care for each other, their love, Bernard's mental illness and Frances' need to protect herself from the upheaval it can cause and the sad end of their relationship.
This is a lovely and poignant story, beautifully written and a pleasure to read. Expect to shed a few tears if you are as sentimental as I am. They were very satisfying tears though.