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Reader recommendation: Country of the Pointed Firs

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

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I just stepped out of the Maine woods in Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett. It’s a beautiful book with haunting prose and observations. Jewett’s descriptions of the countryside are lovely and immediate, matched by portrayals of hardworking, physically active older folk. It is an inspirational novella!


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