A NovelBook - 1992
Maude Chambliss, ninety-year-old doyenne of Retreat, a summer colony in Maine, is waiting for her granddaughter to arrive and take her home at the close of the season. As she waits, she looks back on her rich life, form the day she first arrived at Retreat as a nineteen-year-old bride, through all the summers she spent there and the love and tragedy, happiness and sorrow, friendship and enmity she experienced. Maude's reminiscing captures the essence of a lifestyle that is fast fading away; and in an attempte to ensure the colony's future and the spirit of past generations, she passes the legacy of endurance on to her frragile granddaughter, beginning the cycle anew.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, c1992.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 466 p. ; 25 cm.