The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett is the second book I’ve read from DailyLit (which is just one of my absolute favorite things). I picked it because I had never read any of Jewett’s work and she is a Maine author. Since my girlfriend is from Maine (and New Hampshire), I thought I should finally read some of her stuff. (I can relate any aspect of life back to reading!) I’m glad I did. The Country of the Pointed Firs was a totally enjoyable, pleasant read. Nothing too much happens, but you get a great sense of a small, coastal Maine community and the people who inhabit it. Jewett does a great job writing the dialog in a Maine accent as well. The book reminded me a lot of the Anne of Green Gables books, which I devoured as a kid – not so much because of the plot (like I said, there isn’t much of one), but because of the Northeastern locales.