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Somewhere Off The Coast of Maine

ISBN: 0393332357​

"Brilliant." The New York Times


Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine was my first novel, published in 1987 and amazingly it has never gone out of print! Just yesterday I received a beautiful email from someone who had just read it for the first time and from someone who had just re-read it. The story of three women coming of age in the 1960's, it began as interconnected short stories that I brought to the Breadloaf Writers Conference. Picture me there: a flight attendant for TWA, terrified and exhilarated, among all these real writers. A few short years later, this novel was published. Sometimes I still pinch myself to be sure it's all real.

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