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Among the Isles of Shoals

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“Among the Isles of Shoals . . . a paean to the trials and joys of island living, has a timeless quality that makes delightful reading today.” —Smithsonian
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by University Press of New England (first published April 1st 1978)
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Aug 23, 2011 Kathleen Valentine rated it it was amazing
Originally written as a series of newspaper articles the text appears as one long narrative for some reason which is a bit disconcerting at first but once you get used to it you find endless treasures both elegant and hilarious. Thaxter grew up on Star Island and is known both as an artist and for her fabulous flower gardens. She lived most of her life on the Isles of Shoals, those jewel like islands that glitter on the horizon nine miles off the coast of New Hampshire. Some years back I took a ...more
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Preparing for trip to Isles of Shoals Star Island in August.
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Shelves: never-finished
There were anecdotes and snippets that really came to life and made me eager to read more. The only problem was that there were even more sections of straight description (each plant and rock type) and many, many quotes from texts written in the 1600s. I couldn't get into it.
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Celia Laighton Thaxter was an American writer of poetry and stories. Thaxter grew up in the Isles of Shoals, first on White Island, where her father, Thomas Laighton, was a lighthouse keeper, and then on Smuttynose and Appledore Islands.

Her poems first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and she became one of America's favorite authors in the late 19th century. Among her best-known poems are The Burg
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