After many years in England an impoverished, upper-class American family return to an inherited estate on Chesapeake Bay. The novel describes their reaction to the new surroundings--country living versus city living. American versus Europe--and the resulting conflicts. The father returns to England, one son wants to follow, another wants to remain, and the mother is torn. By the author of In a Father's Place.
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MASON'S RETREATUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A superb first novel from Tilghman (the collection In a Father's Place, 1990) that portrays with tenacious intelligence and wrenching intensity the nuances of family unhappiness and conflict. The ... Read full review
Mason's retreatUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The author of In a Father's Place (LJ 5/15/90) writes of a family's return to their ancestral land in Maryland after residing in England for many years. Read full review