The maytrees / Annie Dillard
- Dillard, Annie
- New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright Date:
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- 216 pages ; 22 cm
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- Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems. Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. Lou takes up painting. When their son Pete appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. These people are all loving, and ironic. As Dillard intimately depicts nature's vastness and nearness, she presents willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love.--From publisher description.
- 9780061239533 (acid-free paper) and 0061239534 (acid-free paper)
- "A portion of this work has previously appeared, in different form, in Harper's magazine"--T.p. verso.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Berks copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 20067.
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