Under the Linden Tree

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From a trunk in an old house in Rockport, Massachusetts emerges the yellowed pages of a journal and a clutch of letters. Marianne Parsons, a young mother and the wife of a sea captain, made her first entry in that journal on a spring evening in 1855. Her recorded days revolved easily around her husband, James, and their little son, Henry. She lived an exemplary life, did good works in the village, was dutiful to the demands of an affluent, well-mannered upbringing. All this ...
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From a trunk in an old house in Rockport, Massachusetts emerges the yellowed pages of a journal and a clutch of letters. Marianne Parsons, a young mother and the wife of a sea captain, made her first entry in that journal on a spring evening in 1855. Her recorded days revolved easily around her husband, James, and their little son, Henry. She lived an exemplary life, did good works in the village, was dutiful to the demands of an affluent, well-mannered upbringing. All this would come to an end.

Under the Linden Tree is the story of a vanished time and a vanished sensibility. Marianne Parsons finds herself faced with a decision she never wanted to make. Now she must struggle against the propriety that once held her in a comfortable embrace. Now she must ask herself questions that her family - and her own past - have not equipped her to answer.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780988042834
  • Publisher: Robert Buckland
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    This new author writes with a sure touch and a quiet, confident voice. Her plot is intelligent and beautifully crafted and her characters ring true in thought and action. I look forward with anticipation to reading her next novel and, if we're lucky, many more by Ms. Hirsch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Simply superb. "Under the Linden Tree" paints the per

    Simply superb. "Under the Linden Tree" paints the perfect picture of Victorian life, balancing magnificently and authentically the daily happenings of a New England family with the more tense and sinister atmosphere that surrounds an unfortunate circumstance. With language and characters rivaling those of the Greats (Jane
    Austen's, in particular), this book is a must-read.

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