- Publisher: Modern Library (October 2000)
- ISBN-10: 0679641599
- ISBN-13: 978-0679641599
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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I bought this book because I had already read Pointed Firs and wanted the rest of Jewett's stories.
This in no way detracts from the work's many charms, most particularly the quirky yet endearing characters and the poetry of Jewett's language.
It's the sort of book to read on sitting alone in a graveyard while a cool breeze blows the last autumn leaves from the branches.
This charming account by an astute woman captures the essence of life in rural Maine in the late 1800's. She is obviously well acquainted with the world she so lovingly describes.Published 5 months ago by William R. Compton
This story depicts nature and people in a complex, altruistic light. The women are steadfast and self sufficient to a degree that proves that there is strength in being female. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ras @CNM
Will recommend this to ant one who appreciates descriptive and meaningful language. Enjoyed the colloquial and timely expression. Much to ponder!Published 7 months ago by Marlene P. Thibault
A classic. It evokes the beauty of Maine's coast, also the mysticism of times past. If you love Maine, you'll love this book.Published 12 months ago by lizareyna
I enjoyed this story of a summer spent in a small coastal Maine town by a very good story teller who became a part of the community. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Frank Gadberry
One of the best character studies I have ever read. Great descriptions of the beautiful ares of Maine. Highly recommended.Published 14 months ago by sara r. Prosch
I bought this book because I had already read Pointed Firs and wanted the rest of Jewett's stories. This is a great Penguin classic and is just the right size to tuck in my purse. Read morePublished 15 months ago by E. M. Tennessen
A charming story of a beautiful area and interesting people. Since I traveled this area last fall, it was especially interesting to me. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Richard A. Julian
It is beautifully written. However, it does not involve me emotionally. It is not a story but a travelogue with charming personalities. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Susan Heitner