The Resource The Maytrees, Annie Dillard

The Maytrees, Annie Dillard

Label
The Maytrees
Title
The Maytrees
Statement of responsibility
Annie Dillard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. Lou takes up painting. When their son Pete appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. These people are all loving, and ironic. As Dillard intimately depicts nature's vastness and nearness, she presents willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love.--From publisher description
Summary
Sharing a simple life with his wife and young son in the post-war artist community of his childhood, free-thinking poet Toby Maytree is aided with child-care responsibilities by close friend Deary, who years later comes between Toby and his wife
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
161497
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dillard, Annie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Provincetown (Mass.)
  • Friendship
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
The Maytrees, Annie Dillard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A portion of this work has previously appeared, in different form, in Harper's magazine"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm76786885
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780061239533
Lccn
2006052599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)76786885
Label
The Maytrees, Annie Dillard
Publication
Note
"A portion of this work has previously appeared, in different form, in Harper's magazine"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm76786885
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780061239533
Lccn
2006052599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)76786885

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