Bromfield creates a sophisticated and complex account of a family and its position in society. John Shane, a mysterious gentleman appears in a Midwestern town and builds his estate-Cypress Hill-beyond the penetrating eyes of the townspeople who refer to it as Shane's Castle. After his death, his widow Julia, and daughters Lily and Irene, make no effort to quell the speculation of their neighbors. Steel mills eventually surround Shane's Castle and its inhabitants, serving only to enhance the appearance of the Shane clan's separateness. With his keen storytelling, Bromfield carefully unfolds the stories of a community of people and the Shane women with whom they are fascinated, preoccupied, and even obsessed.
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Used availability for Louis Bromfield's The Green Bay Tree
July 1991 : USA Hardback
September 1971 : UK Hardback
August 2002 : USA Paperback
April 2005 : USA Paperback
January 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition