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Deephaven by Sarah Orne Jewett

Deephaven is a collection of short stories by Sarah Orne Jewett that transports readers to a small coastal town in Maine. The book beautifully captures the simplicity and charm of village life, as well as the close-knit community that resides there.

Jewett's writing is descriptive and immersive, painting vivid pictures of the natural surroundings and the daily rhythms of the townspeople. Her characters are deeply human and relatable, each with their own quirks and struggles that make them feel like real people.

One of the standout aspects of Deephaven is the sense of nostalgia and longing that pervades the stories. Jewett masterfully evokes a sense of timelessness and the passage of seasons, making the reader feel as though they are truly a part of the tranquil seaside setting.

Overall, Deephaven is a beautifully written and engaging collection that will appeal to readers who enjoy character-driven narratives and a strong sense of place. Jewett's lyrical prose and keen observations make this book a true gem of American literature.

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Sarah Orne Jewett is best known for her clean and clear descriptive powers that at once elevate common-place daily events to something remarkable, and lend dignity and grace to the most humble and homely human character.

In Deephaven, go with her on vacation to an unforgettable seaside village where time runs slower and small pleasures are intensified. Much space is given to outdoor rambles and sights and events of daily living that draw you into another era. Jewett’s loving and gentle descriptions of the people and life of Deephaven will make you sorry when the book is over, and long to be able to find that village for yourself.

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