The Maytrees

The Maytrees

Synopsis

Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems.

In spare, elegant prose, Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. Lou takes up painting. When their son Pete appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. These people are all loving, and ironic. Theirs is a simple and bold story.

In this moving novel, Dillard intimately depicts nature's vastness and nearness. She presents willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. Warm and hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of Annie Dillard's original body of work.

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Chapters

  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 022
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 023
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 024
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 025
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 026
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 027
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 028
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 029
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 030
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 031
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 032
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 033
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 034
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 035
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 036
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 037
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 038
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 039
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 040
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 041
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 042
    Duration: 01min
  • Chapter 043
    Duration: 41s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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