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The Old Mermaid's Tale
Parlez-Moi Press, ISBN: 0978594061, Price
When Clair Wagner begins college in Port Presque Isle she
dreams of meeting a "handsome sailor with the constellations
of the Northern Seas in his eyes". Into her life comes Pio,
a beautiful Italian fisherman, who dreams of life on the big lakes
under the aurora borealis. She meets Gary, the dashing son of a
wealthy shipping magnate, who introduces her to Canal Street where
she encounters The Old Mermaid Inn, a tavern that, as Gary tells
her, "deserves its reputation". But The Old Mermaid Inn,
with its giant painting of a seductive mermaid, is home to some
fascinating people including Tessie, the owner and original mermaid,
and the intriguing Baptiste, a Breton mariner injured in a shipwreck,
who earns his living as a musician. More...
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An Island No More: Memoir, The Gloucester
Publisher: Ronald H. Gilson
Readers of An Island No More will immediately recognize this
memoir as no routine historical account of Gloucester. It is a deeply
moving essay of an author’s experience of the fishing industry
as it affected the everyday life of its citizens. Gilson transports
the reader into decades that cover depression, war, prosperity and,
finally, decline. Gilson’s story is a poignant personal insight
into many vignettes of the characters which fill his historical account.
Behind the Badge: A History of the Gloucester
Dogtown Books, ISBN 0-9719387-1, Price: $40 each, Discounted
to $25/$30 per volume.
Drawing from city archives and contemporary newspaper stories, Gloucester
Police Officers Larry Ingersoll and Mark Foote spent 15 years assembling
this day-by-day account of the Gloucester police doing their jobs.
The chores range from the routine to the heroic, and the result is
a picture of policing as it was in an American town in times past.
The social history of the community is seen through the duties of
Split Image Focus: The Poetry of Lila
Parlez-Moi Press, ISBN : 0-9657717-1-7 Price:
Foreword by Dorothy A. Brown, Preface by Beverly Quint
This beautifully designed book contains a hundred of Lila's
poems as well as her own photographs of Martha Graham and Auntie Also,
two of her beloved pet guinea fowl (that's four faces of Martha Graham
on the cover.) Several of the pages are also decorated with Lila's
A Murderous Innocence
A Mellingham Mystery featuring Chief of Police Joe Silva
Five Star Mystery, ISBN 1-5941-4375-7, Price
Silva confronts the high cost of modern medicine and the new legal
but lethal drugs seeping into Mellingham and even his own new family.
The fifth in this highly rated series portrays the dark side of
the perfect town, and the suffering behind the gated walls.
My Last Romance and other passions
Parlez-Moi Press, ISBN: 0-9785940-5-3,
Eight stories with a common theme... the wonder of finding
love... that sweep the reader into sensuous worlds where ordinary
people discover, or rediscover, love. Foolish love, forbidden love,
married love – even murderous love, each story is a seductive
jewel populated with characters that seem like someone we could
know – or someone we could be. Read
the story "Flynnie & Babe" free.
Seasmoke: Crime Stories By New England
Level Best Books, ISBN: 0-9700984-3-X, Price:
Crimes, capers, and mayhem abound when twenty-three
New England writers turn their talents to the art of the short story.
Along with traditional mystery shorts, this intriguing collection
by notable and new authors includes comic misadventures, suspense-filled
dramas, psychological thrillers, tales of danger and rescue, gritty
detective stories, and stories of revenge and redemption ––something
Palast, Jerrold Oppenheim, and Theo MacGregor
Democracy and Regulation
PlutoPress, ISBN: 0-7453-1942-4, $25
Middle Street residents Oppenheim and MacGregor, with investigative
journalist Palast, have written a practical guide that tells why citizen
action is needed to reverse deregulation of the electricity and natural
gas industries -- and how to do it. Winner of the ACLU's
Upton Sinclair Award!
The Fisherman's Son / The Bastard's
Xlibris, ISBN: 1413446582 / 1425712894, Price:
The first two volumes in attorney Joseph M. Orlando's
Gloucester Trilogy, these legal thrillers are set in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
John Palermo was raised among Italian fishermen and is now an attorney
working on behalf of local fishermen fighting big insurance companies.
These books have won critical recognition nationwide.
Most of the books listed her are also available at The
Bookstore on Main Street
in Gloucester, MA and Toad Hall
Books in Rockport, MA.
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