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Sarah Orne Jewett Doll, photo courtesy of Uneek Doll Designs

The Sarah Orne Jewett House honors the life and times of Sarah Orne Jewett, a respected author and poet who grew up in a wealthy family living in a South Berwick home. (South Berwick currently has a population of approximately 7,500 residents.) She often wrote about the challenges of living along the shores of Maine during the late 1800s, and her best-known work is The Country of the Pointed Firs, which we found at booksshouldbefree.com. Her grandfather built a ship that sailed around the globe, and her writing may have been influenced by his stories of life at sea and those who were left behind.

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The Sarah Orne Jewett House is the first stop on our Maine Author Adventures Trail.

Patricia Smart