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Colony

Colony

  • Title: Colony
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  • ISBN : 9780061099700
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 640 pages


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 immed 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 tat 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 isa place called Colony An outstanding multigenerational novelWe are hooked from the moment we meet Maude The New York Times


Author Anne Rivers Siddons

Born Sybil Anne Rivers in Atlanta, Georgia, she was raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Auburn University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority While at Auburn she wrote a column for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, that favored integration The university administration attempted to suppress the column, and ultimately fired her, and the column garnered natio




Colony Reviews (31)

  • For me, this is without a doubt Siddons best book I have re read it twice now, and still enjoy every page Highly recommended for exquisite descriptions of the coastal area of Maine, for a detailing of the privileged lives of those summering in that area and their relationship to the people who live [..]

  • 3.5 stars I mostly enjoyed it It s definitely pulpy and soap opera ish in places there was one scene where Maude shoots a German spy who had washed ashore from a U boat or some shit and invaded her home and honestly it s hilariously ridiculous Also the snobby maneuverings of WASP summer vacat [..]

  • 3.5 stars Trying to find an author like Rosamunde Pilcher but no one ever measures up This was a good soap opera but a bit unsatisfying At 500 pages it covers a lot of ground time and characters , and you only get to know some of the characters very superficially It s also too melodramatic at points [..]

  • Loved it.I ve read on my Nook for years, but I have a hard cover copy of this book and I honestly think there is no better way to read Anne Rivers Siddons than an actual physical book with yellowed pages and a glass of Merlot. or two. or hell, an entire bottle This is a long one, but definitely my f [..]

  • My all time favorite book The author s writing resonates with me I feel myself immersed in the stories and they become part of me I think a small part of that is that Anne Rivers Siddons is Southern, as am I The writing just flows for me I do not find that at all with British authors, for example.I [..]

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