Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah JewettThe Bookery
Told from the perspective of a female narrator, this 1896 series of short stories takes place in the fishing villages of Maine. The stories read mostly as vignettes of the narrator’s summer in Maine rather than as a complete story. Regardless, Jewett’s writing is atmospheric, painting an evocative portrait of what life was like for a single woman at the time.
- Originally published 1896
- Vintage edition 1979
- Brown binding with gold accents
- Gold edged pages
- Sweet brown ribbon bookmark
Why We Love It
Hewett wrote this book when she was 47, quite a feat for a woman of her time. Her protagonist is like Hewett, a single lady writer. Hewett’s exploration of her narrator’s internal and external lives feels in many waves autobiographical, and we love feeling like we’re in the author’s mind.