The Last Days of Dogtown

by Anita Diamant | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 033044171x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingChaniawing of Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on 3/29/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingChaniawing from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Saturday, March 29, 2008
"In the tiny rural backwater of Dogtown, nestled on Cape Ann, the few remaining, utterly eccentric inhabitants show and enduring spirit that keeps life and love alive. Among the cast of unforgettable characters is Black Ruth, one of only two Africans still living in the area; she dresses as a man, speaks to no one and continues her craft as the local stonemason. Mrs Stanley is blowsy, blonde and the local madam; totally self-absorbed, she cares nothing for her young grandson, coming of age amid the sights and sounds of a rural brothel. Oliver Youngers overcomes a cruel childhood to find happines in marriage and fatherhood. At the heart of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent woman, generous and wise, but also heartbroken and lonely, whose taboo love for Cornelius, a former slave, burns at the centre of her soul."

Journal Entry 2 by wingChaniawing from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Thursday, January 8, 2009
Lovely book! Set in early 1800's, a story with strong characters who will stay in your mind for long after finishing the book. Sadness, hard life and poverty - but also companionship and love. All in all, a strong book!

Sending this to Lobodyke who has it on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 3 by Lobodyke from Bardstown, Kentucky USA on Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I really appreciate getting this wishlist RABCK from my kind friend in Finland :)

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