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Speak to the Winds (1956)

di Ruth Moore

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Three generations after Chin Island was inhabited by a bustling community of laborers, only a few families remain. A feud begins on Christmas Day, troubling the remaining inhabitants as they gossip and fan the flames of conflict. Two warring factions collide as the kindly Elbridge Gilman attempts to stop them along with his quick-tempered partner, Liseo MacGimsey. Readers will enjoy Ruth Moore's excellent descriptions of gales, dashing waves, and New England cooking. Speak to the Winds, originally published in 1956, remains a classic that draws glowing reviews from its readers.… (altro)
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Questa recensione è stata scritta per Recensori in anteprima di LibraryThing.
It took me a very long time to read this book; not because of the writing but because I'm going through chemo and the concentration wasn't there. I put it aside because I knew it would be worth it when I was better.

I loved this book. The hard scrabble life; the small village day to day goings on and the pettiness of people and the greatness of others. Miss Greenwood was such an inspiring character. Her love for life and nature was amazing. This book will hold a special place in my heart always.

Thank you to Islandport Press and LibraryThing for a copy for my review. ( )
  juju2cat | Sep 20, 2022 |
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The book is a story of life in a small community where everyone knows everyone else. It reminded me of where I grew up and where I wanted to get away form as fast as possible. ( )
  charlottem | Sep 8, 2022 |
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A re-released novel about a small island of the coast of Maine, and an interesting character study of its inhabitants. It's a simple quiet story. ( )
  sunqueen | Sep 6, 2022 |
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This novel was first published in 1956 and has been rereleased. Moore grew up in Maine near Chin Island and it’s geology plays a big role in the book.
In 1855, two men accidentally encounter the uninhabited island and it’s massive granite walls. They start a business mining the granite and move their two families there. Thus begins the small community which is the focus of the book. She does a great job of describing the anatomy of a small town where people have to get along, until they don’t. Loved the book. ( )
  Oregonreader | Sep 4, 2022 |
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Evocative novel set on a small island off the coast of Maine originally settled (1855-1910, per the opening chapter) by Scottish quarrymen, whose descendants continue to live on the island full-time, eking out a living as best they can.  Ruth Moore - who was born on a similar small Maine island in 1903 - originally published this book in 1956.  Set over the period of a year, beginning one Christmas season and ending the following winter, the book has a bit of a timeless quality to it, and it's hard to figure out just what year (or even decade) in which the book takes place.  No one on the tiny island has a car, although some younger family members living and working or going to school on the nearby mainland have access to one.

The main story centers on a feud that began at a church Christmas pageant that eventually divides the town.  Even now-year-round resident Miss Greenwood, formerly one of the "summer people" and thus considered an outsider by most of the island's inhabitants, is inadvertently drawn into the quarrel when she gets an Episcopalian pastor to provide an Easter service.  The main character, Elbridge Gillam, a descendant of one of the community's founders, tries to stay out of the fray.  The real main character, however, is the island itself, and the effects of storms and other weather on it and its inhabitants.

I really enjoyed this slice-of-life regional novel, and would like to read more by Ruth Moore.  The library in Bass Harbor, Maine, where she lived from 1947 until her death in 1989, has a web page devoted to her with numerous resources. ( )
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Three generations after Chin Island was inhabited by a bustling community of laborers, only a few families remain. A feud begins on Christmas Day, troubling the remaining inhabitants as they gossip and fan the flames of conflict. Two warring factions collide as the kindly Elbridge Gilman attempts to stop them along with his quick-tempered partner, Liseo MacGimsey. Readers will enjoy Ruth Moore's excellent descriptions of gales, dashing waves, and New England cooking. Speak to the Winds, originally published in 1956, remains a classic that draws glowing reviews from its readers.

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