By Sarah Orne Jewett

ISBN-10: 0486158594

ISBN-13: 9780486158594

A party of the earlier in tales facing lady friendships and stories that painting the resilience with which her woman characters reply to poverty. contains "The city Poor," "Miss Peck's Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," "The Denham Ladies," "Miss Tempy's Watchers," and five extra.

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Pierre Michon is an writer of excessive acclaim in France and Europe. He used to be winner of the Prix France tradition in 1984 for his first publication, Small Lives, and of the 1996 Prix de l. a. Ville de Paris for his physique of labor. He lives in France. Wyatt Mason, a contributing author for the recent York instances journal and a contributing editor at Harper's, has translated writing by way of Pierre Michon, Eric Chevillard, Michel de Montaigne, and Arthur Rimbaud. He teaches at Bard university.

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