I studied this novella for a ‘Women in American Literature’ course. I ended up focusing exclusively on Edith Wharton! She wrote a really fascinating array of fiction. Published in 1911, Ethan Frome is a very sad, simple story, set in Massachusetts. Oddly, what I most remember about this book is that in an essay, I was considering the significance of a pickle dish belonging to Zeena, Ethan’s ill and resentful wife. I haven’t read the book since I studied it in 2008. Eventually I will re-read it. Considering how interested I was in Edith Wharton, I ought to read her again soon.