The Maytrees

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The Maytrees
First edition cover
Author Annie Dillard
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
June 12, 2007
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 224 pp
ISBN 0-06-123953-4
OCLC 76786885
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3554.I398 M39 2007

The Maytrees is American author Annie Dillard's second novel, a fictional account of the lives of Toby and Lou Maytree in Provincetown, MA, from the time of courting to old age.[1]

Plot introduction[edit]

Literate Provincetown bohemians Toby and Lou Maytree meet and marry, have a son, and begin to grow old before Toby decides to leave for Maine to build a new life with a family friend. Toby and Lou remain estranged as the book follows both characters through life's progress: Lou raises their son and Toby and Deary develop a successful business. When Deary falls ill and Toby loses his ability to care for her, the families are reunited.


  1. ^ The Maytrees by Annie Dillard