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Colony (original 1992; edition 1993)
Colony by Anne Rivers Siddons (1992)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061099708, Mass Market Paperback)An unforgettable story of love, acceptance, and tradition.
When Maude Chambliss first arrives at Retreat, the seasonal home of her husband's aristocratic family, she is a nineteen-year-old bride fresh from South Carolina's Low Country. Among the patrician men and women who reside in the summer colony on the coast of Maine, her gypsy-like beauty and impulsive behavior immediately brand her an outsider. She, as well as everyone else, is certain she will never fit in. And of course, she doesn't...at first.
But over the many summers she spends there, Maude comes to cherish life in the colony, as she does the people who share it with her. There is her husband Peter, consumed with a darkness of spirit; her adored but dangerously fragile children; her domineering mother-in-law, who teaches her that it is the women who posses the strength to keep the colony intact; and Maine native Micah Willis, who is ultimately Maude's truest friend.
This brilliant novel, rich with emotion, is filled with appealing, intense, and indomitable characters. Anne Rivers Siddons paints a portrait of a woman determined to preserve the spirit of past generations--and the future of aplaice where she became who she is...a place called Colony.
"An outstanding multigenerational novel...We are hooked from the moment we meet Maude."
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:48 -0400)
When Maude Chambliss first arrives at Retreat, the seasonal home of her husband's aristocratic Yankee family, she is a young bride as lush and wild as the South Carolina Low Country from where she comes. Among the patrician men and women who reside in the summer colony on the coast of Maine, she is an outsider, certain, it seems, never to fit in. But over the course of many summers, Maude comes to love the colony. It is here, along the rocky coastline, that she ultimately will find herself ... and her destiny.
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