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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Orne Jewett Narrator: Tana Hicken Publisher: Commuter's Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN:
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Special effort was made to capture the dialect in these seven gems carefully lifted from the treasures of life in New England at the turn of the century.

Included are:
Miss Tempy's Watchers, in which two friends, one poor, one well-to-do, sit up with the body of their common friend.
In Going to Shrewsbury, sad but hopeful, Mrs. Peet found herself without a home and aboard a train bound for Shrewsbury.
Martha's Lady is a wonderful story about the bond that develops between two young women, one a visiting cousin, the other an awkward maid who has just been employed.
In Miss Esther's Guest, Miss Esther has decided to perform an act of charity and allow a poor elderly city dweller to visit for a week; but she wasn't expecting a man.
The Only Rose is a touching story about a woman who must decide which of her three deceased husband's graves is to have a rose.
In Aunt Cynthy Dallett, two old friends walk up the hill to visit Aunt Cynthy and reminisce along the way.
The Flight of Betsy Lane was a favorite story of Willa Cather. It tells of three friends at the poor house and the adventures of Betsey Lane.
In Hilton's Holiday, two young girls ride with their father in his best wagon, making their first trip to town. This was Sarah Orne Jewett's favorite story.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aleighdavis | 12/6/2010

    " Somewhat perplexing in its perambulations, but certainly a pleasant novel of affect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 6/15/2008

    " This was extremely interesting, but took a while to read since it was written in the 1800's and short fiction/short stories. Maybe I needed to pay attention more in high school.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/23/2008

    " I have read this book numerous times...first for classes, and then I have returned to it for pleasure reading. The descriptions of the Maine coast and the people of the village are wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marta | 12/13/2007

    " An interesting portrait of Maine in the 1890's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/24/2007

    " read this in my modern novel class an age ago. lovely, sweet, and very female friendly sans the lesbian vibe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D | 8/1/2007

    " Beautiful, unforced narration of daily life in a nineteenth-century town in Maine. A lovely insight into an era passed. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Orne Jewett

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909), novelist and short-story writer, was born and raised in South Berwick, Maine. The daughter of a country doctor, she received a lady’s education but maintained that her real learning came from her father, who fostered her writing talents and let her accompany him on his rounds. At age nineteen, she had her first short story published in the Atlantic Monthly. Her vignettes of the gently perishing glory of the Maine countryside and ports won her a place among the most successful of the local-color writers.