Sarah Orne Jewett's fiction depicts, with humor and dignity, the lives and values of the people of New England before the turn of the century. This unabridged collection of 4 of her best stories, beautifully performed in the dialect of southern Maine by Tana Hicken, presents the spirit and the humor of a place and an era long past. "Martha's Lady" is the wonderful story of the bond that develops between 2 young women - one a visiting cousin, the other an awkward and newly-employed maid. In "Aunt Cynthy Dallett," 2 old friends reminisce on their way up the hill to visit Aunt Cynthy. "The Hilton's Holiday" tells the story of 2 young girls' first trip to town with their father, and in "The Only Rose," a woman must decide which of her 3 deceased husbands' graves is to have a rose.
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