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Kinds of Love, a novel

Sarton, May

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ISBN 10: 0393086208 / ISBN 13: 9780393086201
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 1970
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464 p. Tan cloth, black textured paper covered boards, orange endpapers. Spine titles. Audience: General/trade. Fiction about a small town in the rocky New Hampshire hills, called Willard, and "the continuity of being, " inside flap notes. Introduced are a variety of characters, "the untameable, the wild, the gentle. " Central is the relationship between Christina, an old Bostonian, and Ellen, the daughter of a farmer. Themes of aging and "bewildered love", winter patterns, and the town's secret history. Among her professional recognitions, poet, essayist, and novelist May Sarton in person received the Sarah Josepha Hale Award in 1972, bestowed by the Trustees of Richards Free Library in Newport NH, and honoring native daughter Hale, 19th century author and periodical editor. Signed and dated by author in ink, title page. Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by author. Author's signature dated 1972. Prior owner name, fep. DJ has foxing, edgewear, chips, 1-inch top spine DJ tear, closed. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.06630000229

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Title: Kinds of Love, a novel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hard cover

Edition: First edition. 1st printing..

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Friendship, marriage, and intertwined lives in a small New Hampshire town.

Christina Chapman and her husband Cornelius, both past seventy, are "summer people"—people who come to rural New England for the summer months and go home to the city when the cold weather comes. This year, however, Christina and Cornelius have decided to stay on.

May Sarton's Willard is a small town in the rocky hills of New Hampshire, a place that attracts "the untameable, the wild, the gentle." As Sarton takes us into the lives of the people who live there, we encounter a rich tapestry of characters and relationships. In the center are the deep, prickly friendship between Christina, an old Bostonian, and Ellen, the daughter of a farmer, and the unfolding process by which Christina and her husband "come into their own" in their marriage and become winter people at last.

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May Sarton (1912-1995) was an acclaimed poet, novelist, and memoirist.

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