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Author:  May Sarton
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0393312496
ISBN-13: 9780393312492
Sku: 30058156
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  384
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For the second time in my life--and I am now seventy--I am embarking on an effort which may come to nothing but which has possessed my mind, haunts, and will not let me sleep. (from the first line)
Sarton's 17th novel explores the realities and reverberations of a 50-year friendship between two remarkable women that ended with the death of Jane Reid. It is relived because Cam, in her seventies, decides to celebrate "the magnificent spinster" in a novel.
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Sarton's 17th novel explores the realities and reverberations of a 50-year friendship between two remarkable women that ended with the death of Jane Reid. It is relived because Cam, in her seventies, decides to celebrate "the magnificent spinster" in a novel.The fifty-year friendship of two remarkable women, Jane and Cam, is relived as Cam, in her seventies, recalls and celebrates the personality, compassion, and fulfilling career of her recently deceased friend
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Cam tells this story after the death of her beloved teacher and mentor, Jane Reid, when the discovery of a cache of poems triggers both memory and the elaborate imaginative reconstruction of the truth of Jane's life.
Author Bio
May Sarton
May Sarton was born Eleanor Marie Sarton to a Belgian father and an English mother. The family moved to the U.S. when she was 4; her father taught at Harvard, her mother was an artist and designer. Sarton was educated in Cambridge in Boston, but rejected college in favor of acting at the Civic Repertory Theatre in New York City. She taught at various schools and colleges (including Harvard and Bryn Mawr) off and on until 1964, when she began to write full time, giving readings. In 1965 she emerged as a lesbian. Sarton wrote a total of 19 novels, many volumes of poetry and autobiography, two children's books, and a play. Revered as a mentor and guru to her large unofficial fan club, she gained most of her fame through her journals, which traced the day-to-day course of her life, beginning when she was in her mid-50s and continuing nearly to her death, at 83, from breast cancer at her house in Maine. Her last book, "At Eighty-Two", was published the year after her death.

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"A loving and caring book." - Carolyn G. Heilbrun

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"Sarton's devoted readers will relish this long, roomy novel. New readers of her work will be converted." - Doris Grumbach

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0384
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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