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It began when Lou Bigelow and Toby Maytree first met. He was back home in Provincetown after the war. Maytree first saw her on a bicycle. A red scarf ...Show synopsisIt began when Lou Bigelow and Toby Maytree first met. He was back home in Provincetown after the war. Maytree first saw her on a bicycle. A red scarf, white shirt, skin clean as eggshell, wide eyes and mouth, shorts. She stopped and leaned on a leg to talk to someone on the street. She laughed, and her loveliness caught his breath. In 1940s Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod, poet Toby Maytree falls in love with Lou Bigelow at first sight. His slow courtship gradually wins her over, and so begins a love story that lasts decades. Surrounded by bohemian friends, living in Toby's shack on the dunes, the two marry, have a child. But when a friend first comes between them, then unexpectedly propels them back into one another's lives, they must each renegotiate what it means to love.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 216 pp....Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 216 pp.; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "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. In spare, elegant prose, 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. When their son Petie appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. But years later it is Deary who causes the town to talk. In this moving novel, Dillard intimately depicts willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. She presents nature's vastness and nearness. Warm and hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of Dillard's original body of work. / Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters."-Publisher.
Description:Octavo; vg+/vg; dj, white spine with black text; dj, dampstained...Octavo; vg+/vg; dj, white spine with black text; dj, dampstained at the spine/front cover; lightly scuffed; HB, light yellow spine with green text; quarter-bound with white boards; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 216pp. --SIGNED by author on front free endpaper. ---SHELVE FICTION-SIGNED.
Description:New in new dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING + BRAND...New in new dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING + BRAND NEW + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT, WITH A REMAINDER MARK; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 216 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:First Edition [Signed]. Octavo; VG/VG; White spine with blue and...First Edition [Signed]. Octavo; VG/VG; White spine with blue and green lettering; Jacket has light wear to the edges, some smudging on both sides; Boards are straight; Binding is tight; Text block is bright and clean; NOTE: Book has been signed by the author; 216 pp. Shelve in hardcover fiction.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST...Very good in very good dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING + VERY GOOD + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT, PROTECTED BY A MYLAR COVER; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 216 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. 0061239534 SIGNED American first edition,...Fine in Fine jacket. 0061239534 SIGNED American first edition, first printing. Signed on publisher's tipped in page by author. Published by HarperCollins in 2007. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Jacket is in Near Fine condition. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. The book itself is in Fine condition with no scratches. The binding is straight and tight. Remainder mark.; Signed by Author.; Signed by Author.
Description:As New in As New Unclipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) A...As New in As New Unclipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) A special signed edition with Dillard's signature on page following the front endpapers.
Description:Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 8vo, 216 pp., Signed by the...Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 8vo, 216 pp., Signed by the author on a blank shhet inserted by the publisher before the half-title page.
Description:Fine in Fine dust jacket. 9780061239533. Signed by Dillard on a...Fine in Fine dust jacket. 9780061239533. Signed by Dillard on a tipped-in page. An Uncorrected Proof (not signed) is included. Set on Cape Cod, a fictional account of a broken family. The author's second novel.; Signed by Author.
Description:8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first...8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. One of an unspecified number of copies with a tipped-in page signed by Dillard and issued by the publisher for promotional purposes. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. The image is of the book described; not a stock photo.
Dillard has been a favorite for many years. Often elusive and always challenging as a mystic should be, her writing provides moments of startling illumination, "candles struck momentarily in the dark" as Virginia Woolf stated. The Maytrees only adds to her oeuvre, a poetic tale of bonds, loss and ...
I think you must have to have a special taste in order to appreciate this, and I am lacking in that kind of insight. It is more myth than novel, more poetry than narrative. Its characters are stylized rather than naturalistic, and it reminded me of the morality plays I studied in English Lit. It is ...
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