The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant (Recorded Books, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2005).
NPR is having their spring pledge drive and I’ve already pledged, so I listened to this excellent historical novel instead. Anita Diamant brings early 19th century Massachusetts to life in The Last Days of Dogtown just as she did ancient Israel in The Red Tent. Dogtown is the derogatory name for a shabby settlement outside of the seaside town of Gloucester that houses the people who have been rejected and ostracized by the townfolk. Yet most of them (not all, unfortunately) are decent, caring people.