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May Sarton

May Sarton

·4.04·11,299 Ratings
“ If you feel beautiful, then you are. Even if you don't, you still are. ” ― Terri Guillemets
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  • The House by the Sea

    ·4.09·751 Ratings
    Here she found the peace and aloneness she sought—and partly feared. The journal records the renewing of her life and work in this place.
  • Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing

    ·3.84·476 Ratings
    May Sarton's ninth novel explores a woman's struggle to reconcile the claims of life and art, to transmute passion and pain into poetry. As it opens, Hilary Stevens, a renowned poet in her seventies, is talking with Mar, an intense young man who has sough
  • May Sarton: Among the Usual Days

    ·4.06·48 Ratings
    Still writing and growing in her early eighties, May Sarton long ago established a unique niche for herself in twentieth-century American literature: in numerous volumes of poetry, fiction, and personal journals she has created a body of work that is both
  • Recovering: A Journal

    ·4·249 Ratings
    May Sarton's sixty-sixth year, 1978-79, was a difficult time: a cherished relationship came to an end, she had a mastectomy, she fought against depression. But, she writes, "When there is personal darkness, when there is a pain to be overcome, when we are
  • Kinds of Love

    ·3.95·244 Ratings
    Christina Chapman and her husband Cornelius, both past seventy, are "summer people"—people who come to rural New England for the summer months and go home to the city when the cold weather comes. This year, however, Christina and Cornelius have decided
  • The Small Room: A Novel

    ·3.62·226 Ratings
    How the central characters—students and teachers—react to the crisis and what effect the scandal has on their personal and professional lives are the central motifs of May Sarton's sensitive, probing novel.
  • The Magnificent Spinster

    ·3.82·153 Ratings
    The “magnificent spinster” is Jane Reid, a teacher who became not only a revered role model but a dear friend to Cam, the narrator of this novel within a novel. After Jane’s death, the accidental discovery of poems written by Cam in her youth to Jan
  • At Seventy: A Journal

    ·3.97·372 Ratings
    May Sarton—poet, novelist, and chronicler—occupies a special place in American letters. This new journal chronicles the year that began on May 3, 1982, her seventieth birthday. At her home in Maine, she savors “the experience of being alive in this
  • At Eighty-Two: A Journal

    ·3.93·171 Ratings
    May Sarton's eagerly awaited journals have recorded her life as a single, woman writer and, in later years, as a woman confronting old age. She completed this pilgrimage through her eighty-second year a few months before she died in 1995.
  • Plant Dreaming Deep

    ·4.23·508 Ratings
    This work deals with the typical May Sarton issues of home, finding a place, creativity and establishing good circumstances in which to write.
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