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The House at Lobster Cove By Jane Goodrich,

  • Title: The House at Lobster Cove
  • Author: Jane Goodrich
  • ISBN: 9781944038021
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • He was Boston s largest taxpayer with little interest in civic affairs He was listed in the Blue Book but joined no clubs His magnificent dining room at Kragsyde, his house at Lobster Cove, rarely entertained visitors If George Nixon Black was mentioned at all, it was almost as rumor His greenhouses boasted rare plants, his collection of antiques and paintings were extHe was Boston s largest taxpayer with little interest in civic affairs He was listed in the Blue Book but joined no clubs His magnificent dining room at Kragsyde, his house at Lobster Cove, rarely entertained visitors If George Nixon Black was mentioned at all, it was almost as rumor His greenhouses boasted rare plants, his collection of antiques and paintings were extraordinary and his patronage of the arts favored unknown female artists Each winter he quietly boarded a luxury European bound steamship with a man eighteen years his junior Despite a privileged youth marred by violence and uncertainty, contrasted with the danger his lifestyle and secrets placed him in, his ability to obtain happiness and be himself was remarkable While Black was probably content to slip away unnoticed, Kragsyde was to have no such fate Garnering much attention when it was first built, and adored by architects and scholars ever since, the famous shingle style house has made it impossible for Black to fully disappear In The House at Lobster Cove, you will see behind the doors of Kragsyde, the house that sheltered and shaped him, and continued to tell his story long after both were gone Using characters, letters and events from history, Jane Goodrich s first novel is part family saga and part love story, as well as an engaging personal journey for the author Although Kragsyde was demolished in 1929, it was later rebuilt, in every detail, by Goodrich and her husband, doing all the work themselves on an island in Maine A special feature of this edition is the letterpress printed cover and title page, hand printed on 100% cotton paper at the author s studios at Saturn Press in Maine.
    The House at Lobster Cove He was Boston s largest taxpayer with little interest in civic affairs He was listed in the Blue Book but joined no clubs His magnificent dining room at Kragsyde his house at Lobster Cove rarely ent

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    1. Wow where to begin This book is a novel, historical fiction, that follows the life of George Nixon Black, who lived from about 1840 to 1928 Nixon, as he was known, grew up in Ellsworth, ME, and then in Boston These are two of my favorite places to visit, so what s not to like about this book According to the author, Nixon, a very private person, left very few papers about his life, so her research included letters and events from history, as well as interviews with descendants The House at Lobst [...]

    2. I picked up The House at Lobster Cove after reading a piece written by author Jane Goodrich in a recent issue of Yankee Magazine I was intrigued by her own story and connection to George Nixon Black and his beloved Kragsyde by the impact each has had on her and how both have motivated her to preserve and create.Goodrich brings to life and gives voice to a man she s been fascinated with for a good portion of her life, and what a wonderful story to get wrapped up and lost in She has created someth [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this book The book kept me interested I liked how it shifted between past and Nixon s present time I liked how it shifted between characters It was moving and insightful at times I think that the description for the book tells than what s actually in the book, or perhaps you are to infer what is written in the description I kept waiting for Ah ha moments, and none of that really happened If I hadn t known that Nixon was gay, it probably would have taken me half the book to fig [...]

    4. I bought this book after hearing about it on NPR and reading positive reviews I made it approximately 30% through and had to put it down because I really wasn t enjoying it I couldn t help but notice typos and grammatical errors that detracted from my enjoyment of the story, and the story itself just wasn t captivating enough to counteract my annoyance at what I consider to be insufficient copy editing I may pick this up again later when I m in the mood.

    5. Well written biographical novel Goodrich introduced me to a man I knew almost nothing about I had really only heard of him because of my proximity to his childhood hometown and his grandfather s house and portrayed a well researched and realistic narrative of his life The side characters and their stories were also fascinating, like the one of the priest John Bapst.A great debut novel, and well worth the read.

    6. I have been very fortunate that the last two books I read, John Boyne s The Hearts Invisible Furies and now The House at Lobster Cove have been such incredible reads The House at Lobster Cove is so beautifully written with so much heart The attention to detail and the rounding of the characters are so well thought out The story evolves seamlessly It is a book you cannot put down and don t want it to end Not a quick read but you really don t want it to be.

    7. Nice fictionalized account of the original builder and owner of the author s house in Maine George Nixon Black lived from about 1840 until about 1928 He was wealthy and gay, and extremely private Interesting as social history and nicely imagined and written.

    8. Longish historical fiction novel about a man and a house through his very long life I enjoyed some of the writing.

    9. Although the world of George Nixon Black may be scarcely known nearly a century since his passing, his story comes to life in Jane Goodrich s novel Meticulously reconstructed through the contextual details of the times and places where he lived, The House at Lobster Cove takes the reader to a time of contradictions where the arts flourished while war, poverty and disease were ever present At the center, Black emerges the scion of a merchant dynasty yet remains elusive at the margins of the Gilde [...]

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