The Haystack Reader Collected Essays on Craft, 1991-2009 [Paperback] Michael Alpert
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This collection of stories, though fiction, is a rich depiction of Maine people–doctors, nurses, patients, and families–and their stories ring true in every sense. The cover photograph is of a “left-handed house” referred to in the story “Left-handed Favor,” of the Biddeford-Saco general practitioner who used a secret code with his office and local pharmacist to help indigent patients.
Reading these wonderful testimonials was like walking into the dining room, to find it full of energetic people from around the country and abroad, engaged in conversations about their work and their lives. Makers of all kinds are represented in these pages–professionals and amateurs, first-time students, and those who have been here many times. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about …