THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE by John Gould

THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When a Maine farmer takes a Boston bride home, he has some amusing, gay, happy adjustments to watch- her shifts of opinion as she learns the outline and the detail of the Maine character. How she manages to give as good as she gets; Maine appetites and menus and her success in catering to them; Main weather and her conversion to local thinking; Maine customs and traditions to which she gave full attention. Then there is Uncle Timothy, with his full bag of tricks on trading, tall stories, family lore, habits of a lifetime. She is introduced to amazing characters, like and never miss him, who caused no comment in the community of the Ridge; she had object lessons in the ways of animals and the life of the farm. And her return to Boston was a triumph for the Maine idea. Neighborly conversation piece whose good manners are ingratiating, whose effortless humor and perceptions are restful, whose bland innocence covers a wicked appreciation of every situation.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1945
Publisher: Morrow