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Pentland, if you look at things in the light they do. This was not the case here. Early Autumn won the Pulitzer Prize inand I can see why.


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Notify me of new comments via email. I might give this another chance later but now is just not the time for me for this book.

The story recounts the lives of the Pentlands in post World War I Durham during late summer and early fall, mostly from the point of view of Olivia, the 40 year old wife of Anson Pentland. At a time without television, one means of entertainment for society women was to spend their time going to the houses of their friends, to be entertained and to learn the latest gossip.

Pulitzer Prize for Novel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He elucidates and spells out every thought, emotion, and action for each of the characters, leaving nothing bromfiedl the autumnn for the reader to infer.

All of his 30 books were best-sellers, and many, such as The Rains Came and Mrs.

If it were just All the meaning in the life of Lkuis — a false one at that — is offered by the book he is working on, The Pentlands and The Bay Area, a history of this bromfjeld, old, moral, traditional family which occupies all of his time, even if it is more than a vain effort, for it is based on falsehood. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat This site uses cookies. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The result is an indictment of meaningless lives, where people of all but the latest generation exist rather than live.


It is evident that Olivia is the strength of the family. I found it to be a truly brilli I don’t think I had ever heard of b book or this author before I started my Pulitzer challenge, and I wonder why. Retrieved from ” https: This book was kind of a slow start, which many older, literary books are but it surely made bromfied for last time in the last half of the book. Notify me of new comments via email. Also newly arrived in Durham is Michael O’Hara, an Irish immigrant who has achieved wealth and political prominence in Boston.

Early Autumn

The plot meanders along until reac Beautiful, kind Olivia Penfield lives a stifling existence with a soulless husband and his puritanical New England family. I found myself invested in the lives of the Pentlands aytumn a way that doesn’t happen often. Oct 28, Lynn rated it it was ok Shelves: Olivia learns that John Pentland loves Mrs.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sabine Callender and her daughter, Therese, have also returned to Durham and are spending the summer at Pentland Manor. Jack has been a very sick child who would actually rbomfield — it feels like no spoiler alert is needed since this looming tragedy is mentioned from early on, the doctor had said it would happen and his mother knows that the son was kept alive only by her efforts and those of John Pentland…indeed, when the poor boy dies, she feels sorry that he had to live this miserable existence of pain, disease and restrictions.

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The prose is interesting enough to tell the story without getting in the way of telling the story.

The Pentlands say that they can trace their family heritage back to the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colonyand Anson is writing a book about the family. I found the characters believable considering the setting. Even so, the ending is a bit predictable.

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Stuck because they believed and lived as if family and appearances count for a lot more than happiness. The Pentlands once ruled upper-class society in Durham, and still do. It’s just a lot of exposition and not much narrative. Tutto questo corredato da un finale per nulla ovvio. Dec 23, ShaLisa rated it really liked it.

We get a glimpse into the Puritan world and the families daily lives. He won the Pulitzer Prize in for this book, and it was easy for me to see how this book was the winner.