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The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
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The Last Days of Dogtown (edition 2005)

by Anita Diamant (Author)

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Title:The Last Days of Dogtown
Authors:Anita Diamant (Author)
Info:Ingram (2005), 261 pages
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A New England town that is eroding away. The town is filled with dogs and people that have given up. The dogs model how to handle the difficulties. And don't they always? ( )
  margaretfield | Jun 3, 2018 |
I really liked this book. I listened to it and it was quite heartbreaking in places. This is the story of several unique people living in a small village and it goes thru their lives as they die or move away. It covers several years. This includes two African-Americans trying to survive.
  taurus27 | Jan 24, 2018 |
Set in a mysterious settlement near 19th century Cape Ann, MA that is surrounded by legends of witches and packs of wild dogs, The Last Days of Dogtown follows the stories of each of Dogtown's mysterious and oft misunderstood residents. Diamant's novel is rife with loss and loneliness as each of her intriguing characters in this community of castoffs struggle to eke out a life in this harsh and melancholy landscape. A moving tale of those left behind by society that is periodically infused with glimmers of love, friendship, and hope as Dogtown and its residents slowly dwindles into nonexistence. ( )
  GennaC | May 9, 2017 |
in Cape Ann — also last Afric. Amers on this point —
Fabulous Character Devel. — good people — doing small good/godly things making changes —
Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches." Among the inhabitants of this hamlet are Black Ruth, who dresses as a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of his aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself against all imaginable odds.
  christinejoseph | Dec 23, 2016 |
good fictional account about a local historical place. I may have enjoyed it better if I had read it right through, since there were many character and view points. I stopped halfway through because some library books came in and had a hard time placing the characters again. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
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Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches." Among the inhabitants of this hamlet are Black Ruth, who dresses as a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of his aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself against all imaginable odds.

Rendered in stunning, haunting detail, with Diamant's keen ear for language and profound compassion for her characters, The Last Days of Dogtown is an extraordinary retelling of a long-forgotten chapter of early American life.

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Endeavoring to build a life for herself in a dying early nineteenth-century New England town, Judy Rhines struggles with feelings of profound loneliness and impacts the lives of others, including Black Ruth, a freed slave.

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