Candlemas Bay [Paperback] Moore, Ruth
Ruth Moore is back with another story of small-town life on the coast of Maine. This time her writing follows several members of the Ellises, the well-respected and independent family that originally settled in Candlemas Bay. Jen Ellis is forced to play hostess to summer borders in order to pay off her late husband’s debts. Her son Jeb must choose between his schooling and his devotion to the family fishing trade. For Candace Ellis, Jen’s sister-in-law, a house full of summer-people could not be worse. Could Candace’s selfish act cause the family to fall apart, or will it ultimately bring happiness for the rest of the Ellises? Moore communicates a place and its people through just one family full of unique and strong-willed characters. As in her other novels, Ruth Moore uses detailed day-to-day lives to build characters of depth and tell a universal story of courage, heartbreak and love that, despite the hardships, is ultimately warm and moving.
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A Year Discovering People, Places, and What Comes Next in the Pine Tree State, Maine
Spoonhandle, Ruth Moore’s second novel, spent 14 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List and was made into the movie Deep Waters. Spoonhandle is about Maine, brilliantly authentic, but the story told is universal, as old as time as it deals with the struggle between love and meanness of spirit, between human dignity and greed.
Best of Bert and I: Celebrating 50 Years of Stories from Downeast [Audio CD] Bryan, Robert and Dodge, Marshall
The Best of Bert and I: Celebrating 50 Years of Stories From Down East CD features the best routines selected from the four original Bert and I CDs, plus stories taken from Bert and I on Stage and The Down East Smile-In television show featuring Marshall Dodge. All tracks on this commemorative CD have been digitally remastered for clarity. These …
The iconic “Bert and I” stories were first created by Yale University students Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan in the late 1950s and performed around campus. The two amateur storytellers soon recorded a short 10-inch album of 11 stories for friends and family, but ultimately pressed just a few hundred. However, growing popularity prompted them in 1958 to record and …