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Mason's Retreat
Mason's Retreat
Author: Christopher Tilghman
ISBN-13: 9780679427124
ISBN-10: 0679427120
Publication Date: 4/2/1996
Pages: 290
Rating:
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Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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Tilghman's first novel. Tells the story of a family that's returned to its crumbling family estate on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on the eve of World War II. Edward Mason is determined to make a go as a gentleman farmer. Edith and her two sons feel at home and achieve a sense of belonging. Tilghman's a sensitive writer with a superb sense of place. His prose is immaculate. The book reminds me a little of "The Wapshot Chronicle" by John Cheever. An American family of WASPs, going to seed a little and the family bonds slipping.