Sunday, 8 February 2009

Winter reading

I've been wanting to read Sarah Orne Jewett's 1896 novel The Country of the Pointed Firs for quite a while so I was very interested in this post which appeared on this excellent site.

Willa Cather admired the work of Sarah Orne Jewett and that is a high recommendation for me. I've started a new Willa Cather novel The Song of the Lark and I plan to follow it with The Country of the Pointed Firs.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has read Sarah Orne Jewett.

6 comments:

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

Alas, I'm like you — always intending to read it but never have. I liked the link and will be waiting to see what you have to say as well. The Girlebooks site is very interesting. It sent me to my own bookshelves where I discovered one of the titles I was curious about. So now I will have to add that to my list, too!

Protector of Vintage said...

I'm so glad I stumbled across your lovely blog. I browsed through some of your recent posts and found many books that I am interested in reading. Would it be okay if I mention your blog in one of posts? Take care~

Tara said...

I haven't read either author, thought I want/ ought to read both. I'll await your review of Jewett with interest.

Sarah said...

Like yourself, this has always been on my TBR list. One of my favourite bloggers (Zhiv) had a series of posts on Sarah Orne Jewett a while ago you might be interested in eg http://zhiv.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/a-leisurely-read-through-sarah-orne-jewett/

Vintage Reading said...

Linda, I can't wait to read it, but my local bookseller seemed a bit doubtful about its availability.

Protector of Vintage (great name!) I've enjoyed browsing through your blog. Some great posts.

Tara, Willa Cather is a wonderful writer. I recommend My Antonia or The Professor's House to start with.

Sarah, thank you so much for the link. I'm checking this out right now!

Nicola

Laura said...

I really loved TCoPF and want to read more SOJ. That is a great link you posted, Sarah. I hadn't heard of many of the writers she mentioned, and they look good!