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Sarah Orne Jewett's Best Short Stories

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"A White Heron," "The Dulham Ladies," "The Guests of Mrs. Timms," "Miss Peck's Promotion," "Miss Tempy's Watchers," and "The Town Poor" comprise this gentle and often comic collection.
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Oct 08, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing
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Another fabulous audiobook of Sarah Orne Jewett's short stories narrated by the incomparable Flo Gibson. Set in Jewett's beloved Maine, these stories were written in the 1880's and preserve a way of life long gone but oh so delightful to escape to. Most of the stories deal with the friendships and relationships between women as they go about their daily lives and rituals. The characters are well drawn and endearing; the stories touching and often amusing. Gibson's absolutely perfect Down East ...more
Sep 13, 2012 Ferris rated it really liked it
Audiobook...............This is a collection of precious gems, short stories which illuminate the character of the classic New England elderly lady. Ever concerned about her image within her community, avoiding growing old, facing death, and keenly observing those around her. The stories fit a stereotype which may well have been fairly accurate in its day, and some of which may still hold true. Jewett writes superbly and has a subtle touch in her caricatures. Very nice.
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Sarah Orne Jewett was an American novelist and short story writer, best known for her local color works set in or near South Berwick, Maine, on the border of New Hampshire, which in her day was a declining New England seaport.
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