The Weir: A Novel of the Maine Coast [Paperback] Moore, Ruth
The Weir, written in 1943, takes place on a small island fishing village in the years before World War II, set against a backdrop of handwork and struggle. Ruth Moore, one of the great regional novelists of the twentieth century, brilliantly and authentically captures not only the specific characteristics of coastal Maine, but chronicles universal human drama as the two primary families feud, gossip, and struggle all while being battered by the relentless tides of change sweeping over their community and their entire way of life. This reissue of Ruth Moore’s debut novel includes a new introduction.
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Downeast Genius: From Earmuffs to Motor Cars, Maine Inventors who Changed the World [Paperback] Smith, Earl
The genius Thomas Edison once said all anyone needed in order to invent something was a good imagination and a pile of junk. Imagination and creativity have always been essential qualities for survival in Maine and the ingrained habits of “saving up” and “making do” inevitably led to heaps of junk. As a result Maine has produced some extraordinary inventors …
Salt and Roses is a collection of essays from May Davidson, co-inventor of the Maine Buoy Bell and author of Whatever it Takes, that offers an intimate look at her love affair with the State of Maine and her years working and living along the coast with her late husband Jim. Join Davidson as she reminisces about hunting for blueberries …
There was a lot of pain on Munjoy Hill, a close-knit working-class neighborhood of immigrants that also saw its share of drugs, alcohol, poverty, and violence in the 1960s and 1970s. A young Ed Crockett, at home with seven siblings, an ailing and broke mother, and more than a dozen stray animals, was caught in the middle of it all …
Memoir of a large family from Fort Fairfield, a small border town in Aroostook county, Maine. Black & white photos.