Sarah Orne Jewett House

1868 “Jennie Garrow’s Lovers”

Jewett published her first story in “Flag of Our Union” under the name A. C. Eliot, but did not mention it later in her career, usually referring to her first story as “Mr. Bruce,” published a year later. Still, while Jewett has not quite found her voice in this fledgling piece, it is interesting as the beginning of Jewett’s evolution as a writer. For example, Jewett employs the narrator storyteller, a convention she returned to often, later more skillfully.