On Sale: June 1, 2007
Featuring: Toby Maytree; Lou Bigelow
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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.
In spare, elegant prose, 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 Petie
appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for
him. But years later it is Deary who causes the town to
In this moving novel, Dillard intimately
depicts nature's vastness and nearness. She presents willed
bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. Warm and
hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of
Annie Dillard's original body of work. 0607
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