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Book ↠ Mason's Retreat 304 pages Download Ï Christopher tilghman ☆ This superb novel by the author of In a Father's Place confirms Tilghman as one of America's finest writers Set on the Eastern shore of Maryland on the eve of World War II the story concerns the decline of the once grand Mason family The story concerns the decline of the once grand Mason family From the Hardcover editi Terribly disjointed characters I didn't feel much for a story that wasn't much of a story This book needs needed? desperate cleaning up the hatred for the father heightened for one I didn't really understand why the older boy hated the father and the younger loved him Characters introduced and then disappeared the young lady in the boat's greenhouse for example The author would every now and then decide to write a chapter's portion in the POV of one of the minor characters which only left me hungering for their stories and not enough on the main characters I thought the book was going to be about the contract between the family and the servants but it wasn't really and a completely turn around in plot happened at the exact middle point of the book It was as if the author just sat down with the intention of writing a novel with no idea of what would happen and added the storyline completely unnecessary btw of a prologue and epilogue from Simon's son's POV Yet I kept reading and finished this but am completely underwhelmed by it

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This superb novel by the author of In a Father's Place confirms Tilghman as one of Ame Mason's Retreat is a 1000 acre inheritance for Edward Mason It is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore In 1936 wiith his buisness in England failing and his wife and sons at odds with him he goes back to the US and to The Retreat where he hopes to make a new start This is a thoughtfully written novel that explores the relationships on The Retreat especially the Mason Famly A reviewer pointed out that truths are found in each paragraph With that in mind I began reading differently searching and finding sentences so powerful that they clearly outlined the novel Tilghman's writing was measured but brought the Mason family and the workers on the Retreat fully to life There is an underlying look at racial relationships between the Mason's and their help some whose parents were slaves There is also a glimpse at the life on the Eastern Shore in those days before WWIITilghman has recently published a preuel to Mason's Retreat and I will read it I'm sure

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Mason's Retreat A NovelRica's finest writers Set on the Eastern shore of Maryland on the eve of World War II An interesting novel about a family estate on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Taking up a number of regional themes the legacy of slavery in Maryland the dynamics of agriculture and industrialization in the interwar period the tensions between Balti and the rest of the state as well as between Britain and the US Tilghman builds the foundation for a powerful historical epic Armed also with an impressive slate of characters it is all the disappointing that Tilghman chooses to focus his lens on a rather shallow subset in an awkward effort to develop a plot with a main stream dramatic appeal Of some truly impressive rich and original materials this novel ended up feeling rather poorly executed