Spoonwood (Paperback)Ernest Hebert (author)
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Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 215 x 140 x 15 mm
Pair the Darby novels with the New England fiction of Richard Russo; both authors bring the same warmth and wry humor to their stories.-- "Booklist"
"Like William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County and Thomas Hardy's Wessex, Darby is not just a setting but an embodiment of the universal ways family and land tie the fates of individuals together. And like his literary predecessors, Hebert--a professor of English at Dartmouth--exhibits a fine-tuned awareness of his region and its people. In Spoonwood, Hebert shapes the New Hampshire woods into creatures and trees with histories of their own that intersect importantly with his human characters' lives. He also makes Darby's social and economic class conflicts exemplary, if perhaps somewhat exaggerated, of many contemporary New England communities."-- "Valley News"
"A meaningful book... I couldn't put the book down... 'Spoonwood' is an intimate story of both the kind of life we dream of and the kind of life we are happy to have been able to avoid. This is the reason, perhaps, why I read the book with such fascination."-- "The Cabinet"