Fiction Set in Maine
Annotation:A flat-out funny, sexy, and poignant romantic thriller."* They're calling for the "Storm of the Century," and in western Maine, that means something. So Eric closes his law office early and heads to the grocery store. But when an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in line comes up short on cash, a kind of old-school charity takes hold of his heart--twenty bucks and a ride home; that's the least he can do. Trouble is, Danielle doesn't really have a home. She's squatting in a cabin deep in the woods: no electricity, no plumbing, no heat. Eric, with troubles--and secrets--of his own, tries to walk away but finds he can't.
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.