Dear Jane by Marina DelVecchio
“With sophisticated prose, this gritty coming-of-age story blends the familiar and the unthinkable as the lead learns to use her voice.”
"Dear Jane's subject matter is dark and troubling, but it's artfully written by Marina DelVecchio, and its protagonist's connection to literature rescues it from being depressing."
"No subject is off limits for letters to Jane in this soul-stirring epistolary novel by Marina DelVecchio. Dear Jane is a book full of wondrous prose and uplifting courage."
—Donna Kaz, author of Unmasked
Dear Jane is about an adopted teen whose letters to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre help her find relief from a childhood cemented in violence and an adoptive mother that attempts to silence her voice and her memories. It's about love, family, loss, and the power that books have in saving our lives.
Marina DelVecchio is a college professor of literature and women's studies and lives in North Carolina with her family. Her work can be found online at Ms Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Tishman Review, Her Circle Ezine, BlogHer, and The New Agenda. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in bibliotherapy, the premise of Dear Jane, which centers on using literature to help students overcome trauma and/or PTSD.