Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Annotated Table of Contents: Novels 05

A Country Doctor. Sarah Orne Jewett. Novel. Nan could not be a doctor and married at the same time. That was the way it was in her day. She chose to be a doctor against everybody’s wishes and advice.

Deephaven. Sarah Orne Jewett. Two young women make a summer visit in a reunion of their childhood vacations to Deephaven, once a thriving Maine seaport town, now left to its memories. Its population consists of poor fishermen, farmers and retired sea captains and their families.

The Country of the Pointed Firs. Sarah Orne Jewett. Novel Stories of the people of the rural seacoast of Maine. To appreciate this novel, you have to be in the mood to listen—to the people themselves—to let them tell their stories in their own way and at their own pace. You can’t hurry them.

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