Book Reviews of String Too Short to Be Saved (Nonpareil Books, No. 5)

String Too Short to Be Saved (Nonpareil Books, No. 5)
String Too Short to Be Saved - Nonpareil Books, No. 5
Author: Donald Hall
ISBN-13: 9780879232825
ISBN-10: 087923282X
Publication Date: 9/1/1992
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a collection of stories diverse in subject, but sutured together by the limitless affection the author holds for the land and people of New England. The author tells about life on a small farm where, as a boy, he spent summers with his grandparents. Gradually he grew to be a young man, sees his grandparents aging, the farm becoming marginal, and finally, the cows sold and the barn abandoned. But these are more than nostalgic memories, for in the measured and tender prose of each episode are signs of the end of things-a childhood, perhaps a culture. The author describes his return to the farm 25 yrs laters, to live the rest of his life in the house of string. Many family snapshots included.
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Helpful Score: 2
Slow, dreamy set of childhood recollections. A lot of personal philosophy. A glimpse of an older way of life.
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A collection of memories and commentaries of the author about his summers spent on his grandparents' farm as a boy, his transition away as a young man, and years later, his interest in returning to the farm.