AND LIVE ALONE by Dorothy Pitkin


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Dorothy Pitkin, a middle-aged widow and a ""casualty of time and death"" left her packaged life in a city apartment to buy an old farmhouse in New Hampshire, two miles from the nearest neighbor. This book is a reflection of this life in particular- and also living in general- so that along with her notations on the house and the work it needed, on the cows put out on her land to ""take the hay"", on the general store and the post office, on the neighbors who were friendly- but kept their distance, there are also her passing thoughts sensitive to the natural world around her and pleasingly contemplative. These will have their moment of recognition and reassurance for others who will want to share her solitude and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Giff From the Sea will certainly suggest an audience.

Publisher: Pantheon