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Nancy Lincoln

The Weir

5 Stars

This is arguably the best book ever written about Mid-20th century coastal Maine life. I dare anyone to name a more honest and compelling story about Maine folks — or really about any folks anywhere, where people lead hard-scrabble lives harvesting the sea and contending with issues of class, social and economic politics and a rapidly changing world. The Weir has it all — a coming of age story for a young girl trying balance her love for her family and the tight little island of her birth and her longing for a bigger more expansive life; it has internal and external conflict with island people vying with one another for power and prestige and contending with the steady onslaught of summer people willing to pay top dollar for their shorefront properties; it even has a murder! Moore is brutally honest about the people she writes about, but her love for them and understanding of their complex personalities and desires shines through it all. If you haven't read Ruth Moore, yet, this is the perfect place to start the adventure.

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