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Kerry
Kerry rated it 5 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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2014, gardening, forest, gutenberg-project, e-book, lit-richer, maine, published-1896, victorian, travel, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, period-piece, north-americas, women Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Laura Recommended for: Wanda Read from May 16 to 18, 2014 Read for free: ...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 7 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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
BOSTON AND NEW YORKHOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANYThe Riverside Press, Cambridge1899COPYRIGHT, 1894 AND 1899, BY SARAH ORNE JEWETTALL RIGHTS RESERVEDOpening: There was once a story-book girl named Betty Leicester, who lived in a small square book bound in scarlet and white. I, who know her better than...
The Charcoal Burner
The Charcoal Burner rated it 8 years ago
Not her best collection but there are a few very good stories.
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 10 years ago
I have no idea where this book came from, sometime in the past few years it just sort of appeared on the bookshelf in my old room at my parents...I probably picked it up at a yard sale before leaving for school one summer.The prose is engaging, features dead-on dialect, and good folkisms; it's real ...
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