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The Country of the Pointed Firs

Author: Sarah Orne Jewett E-book

A writer travels to a fishing village to complete her book and becomes close friends with many residents including her popular housemate, Mrs. Almira Todd. Throughout her stay, the writer is inundated with personal stories from her colorful neighbors. In The Country of the Pointed Firs, a Boston native travels to a small Maine town called Dunnet Landing. She finds room and board with an older woman named Almira Todd, a widow and local herbalist. During her stay, the visitor develops a close friendship with Mrs. Todd. She also lends an ear to the many residents she encounters throughout the village. This book is full of personal anecdotes ranging from the exciting to the mundane. It’s a series of powerful sketches connected by a compelling voice and overarching narrative. Similar to Jewett’s other works, The Country of the Pointed Firs delivers a slice of New England life. The story is set in a fictional town, but populated by relatable yet unforgettable characters. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Country of the Pointed Firs is both modern and readable.

© 2021 Mint Editions (E-book) ISBN: 9781513284859