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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Diamant's character study is well done, but the plot moves slowly. Here is a picture of strong women living in an area near Gloucester, MA in the late 17th century. The women are mostly widows or ... Read full review

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good historical novel of small town on CapeAnn in 18th century. Good read, interweaves state of negroes at the time. 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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