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The Field House : A Writer's Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine
by Robin Clifford Wood




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Born of illustrious New England stock, Rachel Field was a National Book Award-winning novelist, a Newbery Medal-winning children's writer, a poet, playwright, and rising Hollywood success in the early twentieth century. Her light was abruptly extinguished at the age of forty-seven, when she died at the pinnacle of her personal happiness and professional acclaim.
Fifty years later, Robin Clifford Wood stepped onto the sagging floorboards of Rachel's long-neglected home on the rugged shores of an island in Maine and began dredging up Rachel's history. She was determined to answer the questions that filled the house's every crevice: Who was this vibrant, talented artist whose very name entrances those who still remember her work? Why is that work--so richly remunerated and widely celebrated in her lifetime--so largely forgotten today? The journey into Rachel's world took Wood further than she ever dreamed possible, unveiling a life fraught with challenge, and buried by tragedy, and yet incandescent with joy.
The Field House is a book about beauty--beauty in Maine island landscapes, in friendship, love, and heartbreak; beauty hidden beneath a woman's woefully unbeautiful exterior; beauty in a rare, delightful spirit that still whispers from the past. Just listen.

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Overview

Born of illustrious New England stock, Rachel Field was a National Book Award-winning novelist, a Newbery Medal-winning children's writer, a poet, playwright, and rising Hollywood success in the early twentieth century. Her light was abruptly extinguished at the age of forty-seven, when she died at the pinnacle of her personal happiness and professional acclaim.
Fifty years later, Robin Clifford Wood stepped onto the sagging floorboards of Rachel's long-neglected home on the rugged shores of an island in Maine and began dredging up Rachel's history. She was determined to answer the questions that filled the house's every crevice: Who was this vibrant, talented artist whose very name entrances those who still remember her work? Why is that work--so richly remunerated and widely celebrated in her lifetime--so largely forgotten today? The journey into Rachel's world took Wood further than she ever dreamed possible, unveiling a life fraught with challenge, and buried by tragedy, and yet incandescent with joy.
The Field House is a book about beauty--beauty in Maine island landscapes, in friendship, love, and heartbreak; beauty hidden beneath a woman's woefully unbeautiful exterior; beauty in a rare, delightful spirit that still whispers from the past. Just listen.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781647420451
  • ISBN-10: 1647420458
  • Publisher: She Writes Press
  • Publish Date: May 2021
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


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