The House at Lobster Cove

The House at Lobster Cove Author Jane Goodrich
ISBN-10 1944038027
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Benna Books
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He was Boston's largest taxpayer with little interest in civic affairs. He was listed in the Blue Book but joined no clubs. His magnificent dining room at Kragsyde, his house at Lobster Cove, rarely entertained visitors. If George Nixon Black was mentioned at all, it was almost as rumor. His greenhouses boasted rare plants, his collection of antiques and paintings were extraordinary and his patronage of the arts favored unknown female artists. Each winter he quietly boarded a luxury European-bound steamship with a man eighteen years his junior. Despite a privileged youth marred by violence and uncertainty, contrasted with the danger his lifestyle and secrets placed him in, his ability to obtain happiness and be himself was remarkable. While Black was probably content to slip away unnoticed, Kragsyde was to have no such fate. Garnering much attention when it was first built, and adored by architects and scholars ever since, the famous shingle-style house has made it impossible for Black to fully disappear. In The House at Lobster Cove, you will see behind the doors of Kragsyde, the house that sheltered and shaped him, and continued to tell his story long after both were gone. Using characters, letters and events from history, Jane Goodrich's first novel is part family saga and part love story, as well as an engaging personal journey for the author. Although Kragsyde was demolished in 1929, it was later rebuilt, in every detail, by Goodrich and her husband, doing all the work themselves on an island in Maine. A special feature of this edition is the letterpress printed cover and title page, hand printed on 100% cotton paper at the author's studios at Saturn Press in Maine.

Maine

Maine Author Courtney Sullivan
ISBN-10 9780857894977
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Books Ltd
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The Kelleher's beachfront holiday house creaks under a weight of secrets. A place where cocktails follow morning mass and children eavesdrop, it is home to matriarch Alice, who would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, decades before. As summer arrives and the women in Alice's family descend on the shore, it soon becomes clear that these mothers and daughters have been deeply hurt by the people they love the most. But as this fierce, irrational love burns ever brighter, anger builds and painful secrets are unearthed.

New York Is My Playground

New York Is My Playground Author Jane Goodrich
ISBN-10 1576877892
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher powerHouse Books
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Storyteller and street photographer Jane Goodrich creates an exciting, kid-centric portraits. The end result is a fresh, moving homage to all who use New York City as their playground * Shows children how the city's streets, structures, and landmarks can provide a unique playspace * Includes text from veteran children's author Bob Raczka * Playful urban romp that shows the pleasures of city living are not just for grown-ups

The Big House

The Big House Author George Howe Colt
ISBN-10 9781439124918
Year 2012-08-07
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt returned for one last stay with his wife and children. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt's final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, The Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer's ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life.

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea Author Stephen Roberts Holt
ISBN-10 0738562823
Year 2009
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Manchester-by-the-Sea is known today for its historic summer colony, made famous by the rich and illustrious seeking relief from the sweltering city. Its sandy beaches, rocky irregular coastline, and cool breezes provided the perfect habitat for massive summer cottages. Presidents, ambassadors, Brahmans, and robber barons escaped, with a full staff of servants, to an exclusive enclave where they romanticized an idealized past. Prominent artists captured the idyllic environment on canvas, the most famous being Winslow Homer's painting of Singing Beach. Originally farmers, the first colonists learned to build boats, fish, and trade along the coastal waters, becoming clipper ship captains in the late 18th century. Located on Boston's famous North Shore, Manchester-by-the-Sea remains a quiet, isolated place enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.

The Lobster Coast

The Lobster Coast Author Colin Woodard
ISBN-10 9781101078075
Year 2005-04-26
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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“A thorough and engaging history of Maine’s rocky coast and its tough-minded people.”—Boston Herald “[A] well-researched and well-written cultural and ecological history of stubborn perseverance.”—USA Today For more than four hundred years the people of coastal Maine have clung to their rocky, wind-swept lands, resisting outsiders’ attempts to control them while harvesting the astonishing bounty of the Gulf of Maine. Today’s independent, self-sufficient lobstermen belong to the communities imbued with a European sense of ties between land and people, but threatened by the forces of homogenization spreading up the eastern seaboard. In the tradition of William Warner’s Beautiful Swimmers, veteran journalist Colin Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) traces the history of the rugged fishing communities that dot the coast of Maine and the prized crustacean that has long provided their livelihood. Through forgotten wars and rebellions, and with a deep tradition of resistance to interference by people “from away,” Maine’s lobstermen have defended an earlier vision of America while defying the “tragedy of the commons”—the notion that people always overexploit their shared property. Instead, these icons of American individualism represent a rare example of true communal values and collaboration through grit, courage, and hard-won wisdom. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon Author Colleen Coble
ISBN-10 9781401690298
Year 2016-01-12
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.” Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point. Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart and left—without a word—years ago. When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye. As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.

The Inn at Ocean s Edge

The Inn at Ocean s Edge Author Colleen Coble
ISBN-10 9781401690274
Year 2015-04-14
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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USA TODAY Bestseller! Claire’s visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories, threatening all she holds dear. In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. Nobody knows where Claire spent that year—and until now, Claire didn’t even know she had ever been missing. But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting with her CEO father, disturbing memories begin to surface . . . despite her parents’ best efforts to keep them forgotten. Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances—at the same time Claire disappeared. After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them, Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year. With flashbacks swimming just beneath her consciousness and a murderer threatening her safety, Claire’s very life depends on unscrambling her past . . . even if her family refuses to acknowledge it. Someone—maybe everyone—is hiding something from Claire Dellamare, and it will cost her everything to drag the truth out into the light.

The Hidden Coast of Maine

The Hidden Coast of Maine Author Ken Textor
ISBN-10 0884483509
Year 2014-03-15
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Tilbury House Pub
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There are surprises on every page of this book, just as there are surprises around any bend of a Maine coastal road. Joe's photos capture momentary beauty in places that are forgotten or hiding in plain sight. An abandoned canal in Castine is not on a traveler's standard itinerary. Neither is South Addison, Merrymeeting Bay, or the Scarborough Marsh. Even places that are familiar to many—West Quoddy Head, Old Orchard Beach, Monhegan Island, Pemaquid Point, and others—are revealed here in ways not seen before. And Ken is the ideal tour guide for Joe's photos, explaining why the shade on a Castine street casts a strange, nostalgic feeling; which end is the front and which the back of a house built between Main Street and the harbor; how to enumerate the services provided by a salt marsh; why the lobstering isn't better in upper Blue Hill Bay; why sea air makes us hungry.

The House on the Beach

The House on the Beach Author Linda Barrett
ISBN-10 9781459211438
Year 2011-08-16
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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Sea View House in Pilgrim Cove offers its residents the sea, the sun, the sound of the surf and the call of the gulls. But sometimes serenity is only an illusion…. Laura McCloud has come back to Pilgrim Cove—the source of her fondest childhood memories—to pick up the pieces of her life. The solitude of Sea View House is just what she needs. But as she settles in at her rented beach house, a colorful crew of concerned citizens keeps reminding her of the past. And one resident in particular—single father Matt Parker—takes her back to the thrill of young love and the memory of one perfect summer day….

A Speck in the Sea

A Speck in the Sea Author John Aldridge
ISBN-10 9781602863293
Year 2017-05-23
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir recounting the 2013 search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge - first a New York Times Magazine feature story, now in priority development as a major motion picture from The Weinstein Company. "A Speck in the Sea is a terrific read--harrowing and inspiring at the same time. In the end it's a moving testament both to our individual will to survive and to our collective will to come to the aid of others in distress. I couldn't put it down." --Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success. A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man's struggle to survive as friends and strangers work separately, and together, to bring him home. Aldridge's wrenching first-person account intertwines with the narrative of the massive, constantly evolving rescue operation designed to save him.

Death of a Lobster Lover

Death of a Lobster Lover Author Lee Hollis
ISBN-10 9781496702579
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Kensington
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Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is off on a girls’ getaway with her two best friends. But soon they’ll have to get away from a killer... The quaint fishing village of Salmon Cove, Maine, seems like the ideal location for a girls’ weekend with Hayley’s gal pals, Liddy and Mona. Liddy’s on the rebound from a breakup, but when she meets a handsome tourist, it looks like a little romance might liven things up. Unfortunately, Liddy’s new sweetheart is found dead on the beach the next morning at the town’s Lobster Bake, next to an overturned cooking pot. The liberated lobsters may be scrambling back to the sea, but Hayley’s not about to let a murderer escape so easily. To crack the case, she’ll need to blow the lid off some serious undercover activity—or risk becoming ensnared in a killer’s trap... Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley’s kitchen! Praise for Death of a Bacon Heiress “[A] fun mystery that will have readers enraptured.” —Kings River Life magazine

I Found My Tribe

I Found My Tribe Author Ruth Fitzmaurice
ISBN-10 9781473547360
Year 2017-07-06
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Ruth’s tribe are her lively children and her filmmaker husband, Simon, who has Motor Neurone Disease and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth’s other ‘tribe’ are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw themselves into the freezing cold water, just for kicks. ‘The Tragic Wives’ Swimming Club’, as they jokingly call themselves, meet to cope with the extreme challenges life puts in their way, not to mention the monster waves rolling over the horizon. Swimming is just one of the daily coping strategies as Ruth fights to preserve the strong but now silent connection with her husband. As she tells the story of their marriage, via diagnosis to their current precarious situation, Ruth also charts her passion for sea swimming – culminating in a midnight swim under the full moon on her wedding anniversary. An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can, and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, family, friends, the natural world and the brightness of life.

The Gangs Of New York

The Gangs Of New York Author Herbert Asbury
ISBN-10 9781786259691
Year 2016-07-26
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
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Herbert Asbury presents here a vivid and startling account of New York gangdom from its beginning in Revolutionary times to comparatively recent days. Here are the stories of the great gangs which terrorized the city and at times menaced its very existence—from the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits to the Gophers and the Eastmans. Kid Dropper, Dopey Benny, Gyp the Blood and Owney Madden are a few of the gangster luminaries described, not to mention such female evildoers as Gallus Mag and Sadie the Goat. Nor have the underworld’s lesser lights been overlooked; for these pages are crowded with a host of gang warriors, pickpockets, tong leaders, murderers, politicians, gamblers, prostitutes, dive-keepers and a few would-be reformers. Mr. Asbury has created such a rich, factual background for this chronicle of crime and gangsterism that the book gains considerable stature as a revealing picture of New York City’s history through a century of frenzied growth and expansion. Whether you read it as such or merely for amusement, it is a swift, exciting experience.

Burt Dow Deep water Man

Burt Dow  Deep water Man Author Robert McCloskey
ISBN-10 9780140509786
Year 1989
Pages 61
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Burt goes fishing, takes refuge from a storm in a whale's stomach, and decorates a whole school of whales' tails with striped band-aids.