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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Orne Jewett Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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With humor and compassion we enter the world of a small seacoast village located in northern Maine, where courage and caring are beautifully exemplified.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca Blackson | 2/15/2014

    " An enjoyable little piece of American lit, this was a slow, quiet read about quirky people in a quiet Maine coastal town. It did give you an excellent sense of place, and made me want to spend a summer doing nothing but wandering hillsides, growing a garden, and sailing around the bay. It didn't have much of a plot, and everyone was so isolated from their neighbors, friends, and family. Best of friends would only see each other once every two or three years. Although now that I think about it, some of my closest friendships are that way too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Bales | 2/8/2014

    " Charming classic from Sarah Orne Jewett about a seaport on the Maine coast, circa 1890, with unrelated vignettes about various characters who speak in the local New England vernacular. Makes me want to visit Maine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 1/29/2014

    " Still reading this, enjoying it very much. I actually can't wait to pass it on to a couple of other people. It kind of reminds me of Dante's inferno, but instead of Virgil, there is Mrs. Todd. And instead of flames there are tall cool spruce beers. Quite lovely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 1/28/2014

    " This book was read for a book club.. If it hadn't been for that I would not have bothered to finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Koriane | 1/25/2014

    " The stories are well-written, but some of the dialogue and sailing terms are unfamiliar so the book feels too dated and time-specific. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarahandus | 1/21/2014

    " I found reading this book is like chatting over the back fence or a cup of coffee with friends, comfortable and satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberley | 1/18/2014

    " A lovely 18th century New England story. I reread it every few years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/13/2014

    " A little strange, very laid back, but hauntingly beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KathyJ | 1/2/2014

    " I had read this story many years ago and, needing a "Maine fix," picked it up again. No great plot or drama, but delightful local characters and a lovely bit of "time and place." A warm, fulfilling read on a relaxed afternoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/21/2013

    " It was slow but I enjoyed being back in 1898 and learning about the way of life in this small community. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzy | 12/14/2013

    " Despite the fact that this was published at the end of the 19th century, the writing is fresh and entertaining. I love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca Zurbrick | 12/7/2013

    " A sweet soothing read. Perfectly written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 11/24/2013

    " simple prose, no pounding of themes...just the Maine coast and characters that have been chipped into my conscious since. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scartowner | 11/20/2013

    " I loved this book. I wanted to live in the world Sarah Orne Jewett created. The way she described the daily life in the small community, the people, the scenery and environment - all beautiful and memorable. I will read again someday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Mackey | 10/15/2013

    " Kind of reminds me of Anne of Green Gables series when Anne is grown up. Nice little victorian novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 9/10/2013

    " really wonderful with beautiful imagery and prose. very maine "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 8/2/2013

    " A beautiful early model of regionalism and women's communities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/17/2013

    " Very engaging book written in the late 1800's about a fishing village in Eastern Maine and the interesting characters who reside there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merry | 3/7/2013

    " NOTE - this book and the next 20 or so added today (8/16/11) are from an article in the Globe on 8/7/11 of New England authors and books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/20/2013

    " Charming portrait of old coastal Maine life.... "

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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.