Dear Mr. Knightley

by Ellen Peterson | Feb 25, 2021

Dear Mr. Knightley
by Kathrine Reay
Read by Hillary Huber

Sam is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet has always been Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare. Life for the twenty-three-year-old orphan is about to get stranger than fiction. An anonymous, Dickensian benefactor (calling himself Mr. Knightley) offers to put Sam through Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism. There is only one catch: Sam must write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress. Reminding us all that our own true character is not meant to be hidden, Katherine Reay's debut novel follows one young woman's journey as she sheds her protective persona and embraces the person she was meant to become.

A wonderful retelling of Jean Webster's 1912 book, Daddy-Long-Legs with little twist to keep it fresh and modern.

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