String Too Short to Be Saved (Nonpareil Books, No. 5)

4.17 avg rating
( 193 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780879232825: String Too Short to Be Saved (Nonpareil Books, No. 5)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This is a collection of stories diverse in subject, but sutured together by the limitless affection the author holds for the land and the people of New England. Donald Hall tells about life on a small farm where, as a boy, he spent summers with his grandparents. Gradually the boy grows to be a young man, sees his grandparents aging, the farm become marginal, and finally, the cows sold and the barn abandoned. But these are more than nostalgic memories, for in the measured and tender prose of each episode are signs of the end of things a childhood, perhaps a culture. In an Epilogue written for this edition, Donald Hall describes his return to the farm twenty-five years later, to live the rest of his life in the house of string.

We take pleasure in bringing back into print this classic account of boyhood summers in old New England, with the addition of an Epilogue and an album of family snapshots.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Donald Hall is the current United States Poet Laureate and the author of Lucy's Christmas, also from Godine.

Review:

String Too Short to be Saved memorializes a time that is no more, but can live on forever in the warmth of the heart. --Joyce Bupp, Advisor

The best essays, for my money, to have been written about New England --The New York Times

The best essays, for my money, to have been written about New England --The New York Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Donald Hall
Published by David R Godine (1999)
ISBN 10: 087923282X ISBN 13: 9780879232825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11087923282X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 41.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Donald Hall
Published by David R Godine (1999)
ISBN 10: 087923282X ISBN 13: 9780879232825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB087923282X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 41.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hall, Donald
Published by David R Godine
ISBN 10: 087923282X ISBN 13: 9780879232825
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 087923282X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0900919

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Donald Hall
Published by David R Godine (1999)
ISBN 10: 087923282X ISBN 13: 9780879232825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX087923282X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 744.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Donald Hall
Published by David R Godine (1999)
ISBN 10: 087923282X ISBN 13: 9780879232825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M087923282X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 890.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds