The Remembrances of Marietta Lufford
Publisher : Just Write Books
Description

“[Virginia] Chute proved to be a knowledgeable historian on both sides of the Atlantic...she is an excellent storyteller and the creator of believable and enjoyable characters...The Remembrances of Marietta Lufford is solid historical context. It has a good strong story. The language is sustained and believable...this is an impressive work and a delightful read. Finally, it reveals much about the first European settlement in our region .”
William David Barry, Maine Sunday Telegram

From beggar and thief in 17th century England to a respected landowner in the early colonial Province of Maine, Marietta’s Remembrances tell of her troubled childhood in rural England and London, her adventurous journey to the New World and the tribulations of surviving in a country dominated by strong willed men, fanatic Puritans and Indians.

Virginia Chute was born in Portland, Maine and earned a BA and MA at the University of Maine. She taught English Literature and Introductory Philosophy for a few years and then owned and operated a used bookstore for twenty-three years She is married to poet and biologist, Robert M. Chute. They have a son and daughter (a writer and teacher, respectively).



The Story Behind This Book
The late Virginia Chute thoroughly researched this historic novel. The details and even the dialect are correct for the era of the first European settlement of Maine.


Praise and Reviews

“[Virginia] Chute proved to be a knowledgeable historian on both sides of the Atlantic...she is an excellent storyteller and the creator of believable and enjoyable characters...The Remembrances of Marietta Lufford is solid historical context. It has a good strong story. The language is sustained and believable...this is an impressive work and a delightful read. Finally, it reveals much about the first European settlement in our region .”
                William David Barry, Maine Sunday Telegram

 



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