[PDF/EBOOK] Old Maine Woman BY Glenna Johnson Smith

Old Maine Woman

Glenna Johnson Smith ✓ 5 characters

I enjoyed reading this Book My Mom Is My mom is ears old and She Told Me About told me about of the things mentioned in this book We re not from Maine but I guess it was the same everywhere back then Although the writing is sometimes difficult to read The Piper in the Wind you get the point of the story It is just a period piece from a time in our country when many people didn t have a lot This is a lovely collection of essays and recollections by a woman born on the Maine coast in 1920 She lives and writes in Presue Isle in northern Maine these days and is out actively promoting her book I hope to catch her at a book signing Smith tells some great tales about her childhood and her time as aoung teacher and parent in The County Her essays offer humor and some gentle observations about her life in rural Maine I found myself chuckling and then reflecting What may be uniuely Maine in this book is actually to my mind uniuely human Such wonderful memories such candor such love of life While I never would have picked this up myself I am grateful that my book group decided to read it I recommend this book for any who wish to view life from a simpler positive perspective Top Hats May 2019 I uite enjoyed the short essays and remembrances of Glenna Johnson Smith who lived her first 21 ears in Asheville on the coast of Maine and the next Glenna Johnson "Smith writes with elouence and humor about the complexities absurdities and pleasures of the everyday from her nostalgic lo. "writes with elouence and humor about the complexities absurdities and pleasures of the everyday from her nostalgic lo. 9 ears in Aroostook County I Cannot Express Better The cannot express better the joy of reading this book than the forward states The writing in these essays and short fiction pieces is lyrical and steady humorous and et pensive nostalgic but always optimistic That could be the lyrical and steady humorous and et pensive nostalgic but always optimistic That could be the that perfectly fits the author as well If Addicted to Womanhood Book One you ve ever wondered what it was like growing up in the old days this small uiet book will fillou with the joys of how lives were lived with minimal monetary re This was an easy read without much thought provoking content The writing is extremely unsophisticated but it did improve a bit toward the end The most disappointing thing was that it didn t really feature Maine as a significant part of the narrative it could have taken place anywhere What a wonderful collection of stories You felt as though ou were right there with Glenna experiencing life #through her eyes It brought back wonderful memories of Aroostook County and #her eyes It brought back wonderful memories of Aroostook County and simpler things in life It was a special treat to get to see Glenna in Portland at her book signing She is so vibrant and full of life Got this memoir at Gardiner Public Library Great book Don t know whether or not Ms Smith still lives but she certainly comes alive in her autobiography Born in Hancock County she moved with her then husband to Aroostock County where. Oks at her childhood on the Maine coast in the 1920s and 1930s to her observations of life under the big sky and among the rolling potato. They farmed and raised three sons Her recounting and acknowledgement at times of I can t uite rememberof older times is just charming and truthful Wonderful portraits of local folk done without condescension Love the chapters entitled Defense of Old Woman My Brother Victor and I Live Alone I Think Smith covers a huge sweep of time and comes to the fore clearly about her belief in old values like hard work doing the best ou can and keeping close to family and friends Her recounting of the adventures of Butchie the dog and various cats is hilarious Sweet simple occasionally laugh out loud funny This collection of her essays and short fiction is Fun And Insightful To Read and insightful to read humour is endearing "and in several stories borders on the type of humour writing that Stephen " in several stories borders on the type of humour writing that Stephen became famous for Compare My Financial Career from Literary Lapses with Ms Smith s I Live Alone I Think Many of her essays have to do with her reflections on everyday life then and now in her beloved Maine Glenna has to be one of the most charming writers I ve read in a while If Once is Never Enough you re into nostalgia or just want to read a book that ll sound likeour grandmother wrote it in a really good way pick this one up It s hilarious and surprisingly poignant One of those books Successful Employee Communications you can have fun reading and learn something along the way. Fields of her beloved Aroostook County where she has lived for nearly seven decades The book also includes some of her best fiction pieces.

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