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Paperback A New England Nun and Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Fiction, Short Stories Book

ISBN: 1598180347

ISBN13: 9781598180343

A New England Nun and Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Fiction, Short Stories

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"A New England Nun" is the story of Louisa Ellis, a woman who has lived alone for many years. Louisa is set in her ways, she likes to keep her house meticulously clean, wear multiple aprons, and eat from her nicest china every day. She has an old dog named Caesar who she feels must be kept chained up because he bit a neighbor 14 years ago as a puppy. It was late in the afternoon, and the light was waning. There was a difference in the look of the...

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A book I return to over and over.

I'm a big fan of Mary Wikins Freeman. I have over the years collected all of her books of short stories...this is one is my favorites and I have read it over and over again. It is a little collection of stories about people who have found themselves alone..and what making peace with and surrendering to that state of being brings into their lives. The gentle simplicity of their world written by Ms Freeman in her beautiful style, draws you in and keeps you thinking about these characters long after the story is over. My copy of this book is a first edition, over 100 years old now and is so fragile I have to treat it with kid gloves.... so I am very happy to see a reprinting of these stories in paperback form so I can enjoy reading them over and over again for may more years to come.

Wonderful Collection of Stories

This is the best collection of stories I've read since Three Lives, by Gertrude Stein. Very moving, beautiful stories of 19th-century women.
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