The Last Days of Dogtown

by Anita Diamant | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743225732 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lauraloo29 of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 7/18/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 18, 2008
Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches." Among the inhabitants of this hamlet are Black Ruth, who dresses as a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of his aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself against all imaginable odds.

This is a hardcover.

Journal Entry 2 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 18, 2008
I'm going to send this out as a ray.

Rules: Not many. Please journal the book's arrival and departure. And please keep it moving by keeping it no longer than 4 weeks. The last person is free to release the book as they wish.

1. ariesgirl29 - US (NA/Intl)
2. AceofHearts - Canada (Intl)
3. CynthiaA - Canada (Intl)
4. yayajanuary - Indonesia (wants to be last)

Starting its journey on August 5th. Happy travels!

Journal Entry 3 by ariesgirl29 on Monday, August 18, 2008
Got today and great timing as I just finished a book today and was looking for a new read! Thanks for starting!

Journal Entry 4 by ariesgirl29 on Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thanks for sharing! Its on its way to aceofhearts.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, September 29, 2008
received in the mail today

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 03, 2008
This book is a collection of stories about the last inhabitants of a village just north of Gloucester, MA in the early 1800s. There is a wide variety of individuals.

There is Black Ruth. A black woman who dresses like a man and who is a stone mason. She lives with Easter Carter, the local witch. Easter runs a sort of local bar and dispenses fortunes along the way.

There is Oliver Younger, whose aunt treats him more like a slave than a relation. Mrs. Stanley operates the local brothel and provides customers for Polly and Sally. Mrs. Stanley's grandson also lives there.

There is Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. He is in love with Judy Rhines. A forbidden love which makes each of them the lonliest person alive.

This book details each of their stories and how they came to leave Dogtown. It is a read about hardship and endurance and about love and loss. I loved the eccentricities of each of the individuals and how Judy Rhines seemed to be the glue holding everyone together.

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, October 05, 2008
Both CynthiaA and YayaJanuary have asked to be passed so will release this through BookObsessed

Journal Entry 8 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 31, 2008
mailed today

Journal Entry 9 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Arrived today thanks, looks a very interesting book.

Journal Entry 10 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 04, 2010
A wonderful story. This is about a group of misfits who live in a dying hamlet in the backwoods of rural America. Another great book full of believable characters from the pen of Anita Diamant.

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