Fiction Set in Maine
Annotation:The Kings family has lived on Loosewood Island for three hundred years, blessed with the bounty of the sea. But for the Kings, this blessing comes with a curse: the loss of every firstborn son. Now, Woody Kings, the leader of the island's lobster fishing community and the family patriarch, teeters on the throne, and Cordelia, the oldest of Woody's three daughters, stands to inherit the crown. To do so, however, she must defend her island from meth dealers from the mainland while navigating sibling rivalry and the vulnerable nature of her own heart when she falls in love with her sternman. --Book jacket.
Annotation:Rich in island detail, redolent of Maine in the summer and winter, and comprised of lush and poetic prose, The Bird Skinner is a wise, exhilarating and unforgettable novel.
Annotation:Simon Howe, editor of Red Paint, Maine's newspaper, finds his predictable life disrupted by the arrival of an anonymous and disturbing postcard that engages him and his family in a full-scale psychological battle with an unidentified stalker.
Annotation:In the late 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss.
Annotation:This is the story of an endearing, unlikely friendship set against the backdrop of a remote and beautiful Maine coastal town.