Mason's retreat

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Chatto & Windus, Aug 23, 1996 - Fiction - 290 pages
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Review: Mason's Retreat: A Novel

User Review  - Janet E. - Goodreads

This was based on the history of a dysfunctional plantation family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The writing is enjoyable as are most of the characters. Edward Mason. the head of the family ... Read full review

Review: Mason's Retreat: A Novel

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

It took me a while to get into this but once I hit page 50 (which is usually my make it or break it point), I was very intrigued by the story of an American family returning from England in the 1930s ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Writer Christopher Tilghman was born in Boston in 1946 and later graduated from Yale University. After Tilghman served in the Navy, he took on construction work until he was able to establish himself as a writer. Tilghman's short stories appeared in The New Yorker magazine and in Best American Short Stories. He also published In a Father's Place, a collection of short stories, and Mason's Retreat, his first novel.

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