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Mason's Retreat Reader µ 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 familThis 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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The story concerns the decline of the once grand Mason family From the Hardcover editi The words that kept coming to mind were “Pride goeth before the fall” This is the story of a dysfunctional family headed by a man who is a narcissistic fool The “fall out” from his behavior reaps nothing but trouble and heartache for the rest of the family The era in which this is written has the wife scrambling to keep everything and everyone happy which only tears her apart as well The saving grace was that the grandson breaks the chain

Christopher Tilghman ´ Mason's Retreat: A Novel Book

Mason's Retreat A NovelRica's finest writers Set on the Eastern shore of Maryland on the eve of World War II An interesting story but it falls short of Christopher Tilghman's seuel written as a preuel The characters are memorable but events don't have the same reach and drama as the earlier period of history The characters' lack of connection to a place is problematic initially but Edith and Sebastien manage to put down roots uickly at the Retreat Simon is tied to his father than to place Edward is in the thrall of his own restlessness When World War II arrives it fractures the family further Tilghman is most elouent when writing about the land water and the people who make a living on both