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The Maytrees

Annie Dillard

Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems. In spare, elegant prose, Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. Lou takes up painting. When their son Pete appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. These people are all loving, and ironic. Theirs is a simple and bold story. In this moving novel, Dillard intimately depicts nature's vastness and nearness. She presents willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. Warm and hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of Annie Dillard's original body of work.

Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems. In spare, elegant prose, Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. Lou takes up painting. When their son Pete appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. These people are all loving, and ironic. Theirs is a simple and bold story. In this moving novel, Dillard intimately depicts nature's vastness and nearness. She presents willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. Warm and hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of Annie Dillard's original body of work.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems. In spare, elegant prose, Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. Lou takes up painting. When their son Pete appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. These people are all loving, and ironic. Theirs is a simple and bold story. In this moving novel, Dillard intimately depicts nature's vastness and nearness. She presents willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. Warm and hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of Annie Dillard's original body of work.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Rasche

Length:

5h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:43