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The Maytrees

The Maytrees

A novel by

PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
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 Petie appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. But years later it is Deary who causes the town to talk.

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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Used availability for Annie Dillard's The Maytrees

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Hardback Editions

September 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: The Maytrees (Hesperus New Fiction)
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-84391-710-6 / 978-1-84391-710-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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May 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Maytrees: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-06-123953-4 / 978-0-06-123953-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Maytrees :
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-84391-447-6 / 978-1-84391-447-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Et Remotissima Prope
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Maytrees: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-06-123954-2 / 978-0-06-123954-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Maytrees LP
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-06-128530-7 / 978-0-06-128530-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

May 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Maytrees CD
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-06-128546-3 / 978-0-06-128546-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Maytrees: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Dillard
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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