Press: Letters to Amelia

December 28, 2021


“Zier-Vogel’s imagined lovers’ correspondence connects the real Earhart not only to a broken-hearted library tech but also to us and our landscape, bringing to life this singular woman’s brave, soaring spirit.” — The Toronto Star

“The surprise debut novel of the year.” — NOW magazine

“The novel’s epistolary form is a strong stylistic device…. That the letters are meant not for Amelia but for Grace is a technique that builds the structure of the story, one letter at a time, with deeply authentic voices.” — The Puritan

“An understated literary work with a historical underpinning, Letters to Amelia celebrates singular desires and pays homage to intimacy in the face of social scrutiny.” — Foreword Reviews

An engaging story full of thoughtfully drawn characters and lively dialogue…a wonderfully readable book.” —Anne Thériault, Quill & Quire

“Its depth and ingenuity will make you marvel that it’s a debut work.” — Stir magazine

“There is a gentleness to Lindsay’s work that is not naive. In these times, such a gentle voice is rare in fiction. She understands — and wants her readers to understand — that tenderness is strength.”— Anne Michaels from University of Toronto Arts & Science News (plus this video)

“Zier-Vogel’s writing transcends the boundaries of time while remaining firmly rooted in the Canadian cultural landscape.” — Room magazine

Letters to Amelia: Lindsay Zier-Vogel’s debut novel features an aviation pioneer – and U of T
University of Toronto Alumni  and University of Toronto News

“[A] multi-dimensional account of the life of a woman who remains not only a feminist icon but a figure of undefined mystique. I’m sure Amelia herself would be pleased.” —The Miramichi Reader

“Zier-Vogel refigures intimacy by displacing it from romantic relationships and situating it in the friendships women share with each other.” — Canadian Literature

“This book is the perfect read to combat the lockdown blues and a reminder to find your passion, no matter your circumstances.” — Cloudlake Literary

“A gorgeous story of love, family bonds, and close friendships.” — Daily Hive

“An absolutely lovely, lighthearted, and beautifully written story.” — Avocado Diaries

How a fascination with Amelia Earhart and a love for letter writing inspired Letters to Amelia She Does the City

Test Kitchen: Little Red Bus — All Lit Up

Alumna Lindsay Zier-Vogel’s debut novel combines the art and love of letter writing, U of T and Amelia Earhart
University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science News

#2 on the Canadian Independently Published Bestsellers List: September 2021

Writer-in-residence Lindsay Zier-Vogel creates an unforgettable debut Inspired by the story of Amelia Earhart — Open Book

Reviewed for Postmedia and syndicated in the Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette, Regina Leader Post, Windsor Star, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, and Edmonton Journal

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Radio interviews:

  • CBC Radio’s Here & Now with Gill Deacon
  • CBC Radio’s Weekend AM with Paula Gale

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