The Last Days of Dogtown

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Thorndike Press, 2005 - Fiction - 429 pages
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Endeavoring to build a life for herself in a dying early nineteenth-century New England town, Judy Rhines struggles with feelings of profound loneliness and impacts the lives of others, including Black Ruth, a freed slave.

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User Review  - Julie Stroebel Barichello - Goodreads

This novel pleasantly surprised me. The first chapter about the death of Abraham Wharf set me up to believe Anita Diamant's tale of a dying 19th century town would be a dull, dragging bore. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

I loved this book! I'd read the Red Tent and fell in love with Diamant and wanted more. However, a few years passed between reading that book and this one and I'm glad it did. If you're looking for ... Read full review

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Anita Diamant is the author of Saying Kaddish, Choosing a Jewish Life, The New Jewish Wedding, Living a Jewish Life, The New Jewish Baby Book, Bible Baby Names, and the bestselling novel, The Red Tent. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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