The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

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A writer comes one summer to Dunnet Landing, a Maine seacoast town, where she follows the lonely inhabitants of once-prosperous coastal towns. Here, lives are molded by the long Maine winters, rock-filled fields and strong resourceful women.

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The 1754th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 44th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  2. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at

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