The Last Days of Dogtown

by Anita Diamant | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0330491679 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mazda502001 of Ashford, Kent United Kingdom on 2/15/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by mazda502001 from Ashford, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, February 15, 2013
I loved this book and it was a joy to read. It is based on a true story of a community living through a brief chapter of 19th century American history. A moving and wonderful story.

Back Cover Blurb:
In the tiny rural backwater of Dogtown, nestled on Cape Ann, the few remaining, utterly eccentric inhabitants show an 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 Younger overcomes a cruel childhood to find happiness in marriage and fatherhood. At the heart of it all is Judy Rhimes, 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.

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