This is the very depressing story of a poor farmer (Ethan Frome) who just barely survives with his suspicious, hypochondriac wife (Zeena). When Zeena's cousin (Mattie Silver) comes to help out around the house, Ethan falls in love with her. The story was a bit overly melodramatic, but fairly good and a quick read. I read it for my Classic Novella for my Back to the Classics 2015 challenge. I rate it 3 out of 5.