Somewhere Off The Coast of Maine
"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.