The Dogs of Littlefield Setting

Suzanne Berne
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Littlefield

Littlefield, Massachusetts, serves as the primary setting for the novel. Located not far from Boston, Littlefield is actually a town of moderate size despite its name. Peaceful, scenic, nearly all-white, largely secular, wealthy, elitist, and liberal, Littlefield has been voted as the sixth best place to live in the country by the Wall Street Journal. Littlefield is home to schools, businesses, Baldwin Park, and even a few churches despite its general population being so secular. Littlefield thus becomes a place of inquiry for Clarice Watkins, who watches as the picture-perfect town turns out not to be so picture-perfect after all. Its residents are no better and no worse than anyone else anywhere else in the country. Littlefield is divided by dual proposals on allowing dogs to go leash-free in the park, or to ban dogs entirely. However, all of Littlefield is rocked by the dog poisonings which occur...

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