OTTAWA CITIZEN REVIEW OF ONE ROOM IN A CASTLE

. . .Karen Connelly dares to write letters in an era when that noble art is said to be silenced by the relentless banality of e-mail. In One Room in a Castle - a meld of travelogue, short story, and memoir - Connelly demonstrates the charm of the epistolary form...I found the letters quite transporting, particularly the title segment of the book, in which Connelly tells of her rustic life on the isle of Lesbos, where the ancient poet Sappho is said to have thrown herself from a cliff at Leucadia after being spurned by the beautiful youth Phaon. . . Connelly is an intrepid wayfarer and an accomplished writer.

- Ottawa Citizen