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Publication Order of Stillmeadow Books

Harvest at Stillmeadow (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Stillmeadow (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillmeadow Seasons (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillmeadow Daybook (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillmeadow Sampler (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stillmeadow Road (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Path (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillmeadow Calendar (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Especially Dogs (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillmeadow Album (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reveries at Stillmeadow (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amber, A Very Personal Cat (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Stillmeadow (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon

Stillmeadow Series
Stillmeadow is a series of books by an American author of essays, memoirs, plays and fiction books Gladys Taber. Born in 1899 died in 1980, Taber is best known for books that narrate her life at Stillmeadow, a seventeenth-century farmhouse in Connecticut.

Born in Colorado Springs, Taber was the only child in her family to survive to adulthood. Her parents were Sibyl Raybold and Rufus Mather Bagger, a man from Cotton Mather lineage. Her elder sister Majel died aged six months, and her younger brother Walter died aged one year three months. Taber frequently changed residence as a child since her father accepted teaching job offer from different localities until they permanently settled in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The author attended Appleton High School and later joined Wellesley College where she graduated in 1920. She went back to her hometown and graduated with a master’s degree from Lawrence College in 1921. She and her husband Frank Albion Taber Jr. had her firstborn child in 1921.

Taber taught at Randolph Macon Women’s College, Lawrence College, and Columbia University. Her literary career began in 1928 with a play Lady of the Moon and a book of verse Lyonesse in 1929. Her debut novel Late Climbs the Sun published in 1934 won Taber attention from readers worldwide, and this motivated her to write several other books and collections. In late 1930’s, the author joined Ladies’ Home Journal, and by this time she was already divorced living but still lived at Stillmeadow with her childhood friend Eleanor Sanford Mayer.

In 1940, Gladys Taber began a series that documented her simplified life in New England. The series is full of homespun wisdom, appreciation for the small things in life and bits of earthy humor. Taber wrote more than twenty books related to Stillmeadow including a couple of cookbooks.

In1959. Taber switched Family Circle and contributed to the Butternut Wisdom until she retired in 1967. After her roommate’s death in 1960, Taber abandoned her life at Stillmeadow and relocated to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for the remainder of her days.

Harvest at Stillmeadow

Taber’s stories are beautiful, and many of her followers believe her thoughts were so valuable. Stillmeadow series was crafted following the Second World War and the sadness and the trauma from that period. In the first book Harvest at Stillmeadow, Taber tells the story of a cottage in Connecticut, an ideal place for a retreat to those seeking a break from their busy daily schedule.

From her vivid description, Stillmeadow was a just as important character like any other main characters she had to create. Moreover, people flocked publications the likes of Family Circle magazines and Ladies Home Journal because they couldn’t get enough of Taber’s stories in Stillmeadow series.
Stillmeadow books narrate the stories when life bitter but sweet. It was a time when friends lived together and enjoyed a sense of community. Taber uses her series debut book to bring what seems a strange setting with its folks and picturesque environment to life.

Stillmeadow as the author describes it is a real place whose road to fame began when she and her friend bought a farmhouse in Sudbury, Connecticut and transformed it into a home where they could live with their friends. The author’s life on the Stillmeadow farm was a busy one. When not doing regular chores which included rearing livestock and making sure that the farm operated optimally, she often engaged in activities that brought peace and comfort to the household that had a couple of dogs and cats.

Glady’s Taber spent most of her time crafting stories that immersed her followers in the warmth of her beautiful home in Stillmeadow. My Own Cape Cod follows Glady’s Taber on an epic journey, one that leads them straight into her beautiful Cape Cod home.

The author describes this setting as a place with a beautiful landscape, but she isn’t interested much about the beauty of the place that she is interested in the people living there. Taber tells how the people of Cape Cod, her neighbors, friends have a close relationship, one that can make outsiders envious. She talks about the natural phenomena’s that attract people to Cape Cod, frogs, the tides, and the bogs, and the manner in which people visit can gradually change the dynamic of the local community.

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