The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 3, 2009 - Fiction - 272 pages
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The story of an endearing, unlikely friendship set against the backdrop of a remote and beautiful Maine coastal town, The Country of the Pointed Firs is one of Sarah Orne Jewett's most loved works, and it quickly earned her a reputation as a talented writer upon its publication. Praised by Alice Brown for its "idyllic atmosphere of country life," Jewett's moving novel shows her intimate understanding of New England and its unique inhabitants, whose prickly exteriors often concealed a warm and loyal nature.

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes four additional Dunnet Landing stories: "The Queen's Twin," "A Dunnet Shepherdess," "The Foreigner," and "William's Wedding."
  

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User Review  - Marit - Goodreads

The writing is excellent - the New England Coast comes alive with rich characters! This is a gentle, loving storyteller - it's not a book for anyone who's in a hurry. Sarah Orne Jewett is one of our hidden gems - a great American writer. Read full review

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User Review  - Nora - Goodreads

Absolutely nothing happens in this book and I love it. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909) was the daughter of a physician in Berwick, Maine. Her books include Deephaven, The Country of the Pointed Firs, and nine volumes of short stories.

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