The Pearl of Orr's Island

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Applewood Books, 2010 - Fiction - 444 pages
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Orr's Island, located on the coast of Maine in the town of Harpswell, is the setting for Harriet Beecher Stowe's heart-warming fictional account of the people who lived there. Stowe based her thrifty, honest, practical, and God-fearing characters on real Mainers she knew while she and her husband, who was a teacher at Bowdoin College, lived in Brunswick, Maine. She also wrote her most famous book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, in their Brunswick home.

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The pearl of Orr's Island: a story of the Coast of Maine

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Stowe is one of those authors who wrote numerous volumes,but struck it so big with one title that the others were forgotten. This 1862 novel follows a young girl's life on the raw New England coast populated by sea folk and her struggles to fit in. Read full review

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Harriet Beecher, born in Litchfield, CT in 1811, married Lane Theological Seminary professor and ardent critic of slavery Calvin Stowe in 1836. The Stowes supported the Underground Railroad, housing several runaway slaves in their home. Author of numerous fiction and non-fiction works, she is best known for "Uncle Tom's Cabin," published in 1852.

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