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Sarah Orne Jewett
Birth date: September 03, 1849
Died: June 24, 1909
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Kerry
Kerry rated it 4 years ago
This was really surprisingly lovely, and the second to last chapter made me cry on the Tube! It's a series of vignettes, which have a bit of a narrative but not really, about Jewett's summer living in a fishing village in coastal Maine with a herbalist/apothecary landlady. The point is basically tha...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 5 years ago
Sarah Orne Jewett is a beautiful writer. Not a whole lot of action happens in this gem. You just follow the life of a woman who decided to summer in a small fishing village in Southeastern Maine. As time goes along, the woman meets the local characters and involves herself in local life. Not excitin...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 5 years ago
Somewhere, I read that Willa Cather had claimed that Sarah Orne Jewett had been influential in her own development as a writer. Given that old Willa had developed rather nicely—I've read ten Cather books now, and there's not a pig in the bunch—I considered taking a flier on Sarah. Then, I vaguely re...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20142015, published-1886, under-500-ratings, public-domain, newtome-author, e-book, shortstory-shortstories-novellas Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Laura Read on February 10, 2015 Description: Sylvia, a shy child, 'afraid of folks', is taken in and reared by her grandmother to...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 6 years ago
This is by far one of the best examples of character development I've ever read. Though only novella length, it is rich in insight. I came to know and care about the characters, and I wanted their stories to continue well into the years. I felt as though I were at the table sharing tea with them, li...
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