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Old 08-07-2007, 09:49 PM
 
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Anyone ever read the following??
The Dead of Winter: A Winston Crisp Maine Island Mystery
Author: David A. Crossman

Highly recommended if you like mystery novels- he really captures the Maine coastal vernacular in his description of the " old geezers" hanging out at the general store.

I believe the author is a Maine native also!!
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Empire Falls by Richard Russo
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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Sarah Graves (pen name) is an author who lives in Eastport, and writes mysteries about a woman who moved from New York, and is trying to fix up her old 1800's home. The main character manages to find dead bodies, and then solve the crimes, along with her best friend. I like her character development, and I love the setting--Eastport! It's very close to accurate as far as the location of businesses and what businesses are in town. Surprisingly, there are also very good pieces of "fix-up" stuff, window glazing and such! It's not terribly deep reading, but definately enjoyable.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Bag of Bones by Stephen King. Truly anything by Stephen King. Of course what do I know, I am after all just an out of towner.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Maine
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lmao! Stephen is King of the popular novel. He's given me many hours of enjoyment with his work. I have actually met both he and his wife (just met them I don't KNOW them). First impression of them was how ordinary they are. In a good way, seems they're just nice folk.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Thanks Mollysmiles- I just put a hold on a Sarah Graves book at my local public library

Perhaps we need to open up this topic to include authors of adult and children's Maine classics.

I know there are many moms out there like myself who spent hours reading Robert McCloskey's books to their children. Among them:
One Morning in Maine
Blueberries for Sal
A Time of Wonder


How about E. B. White, one of the greatest authors of last century? Not only are his children's books excellent, so are his adult essays!
One Man's Meat
Essays of E. B. White


Love to hear your favorites!
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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Read one about the New Sweden Poisonings.
A Bitter Brew
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Oh how cool! I LOVE mysteries. Yay, new reading material!!
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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lmao! Stephen is King of the popular novel. He's given me many hours of enjoyment with his work. I have actually met both he and his wife (just met them I don't KNOW them). First impression of them was how ordinary they are. In a good way, seems they're just nice folk.
I always got the impression that they were quite ordinary, normal folks from his interviews. I am however, a little jealous that you have met both of them.
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