Pink Chimneys is "a gentlemen's club, a place for men to conduct business and entertain their associates." Such is the delicate description of the classiest brothel in 19th-century Bangor, Maine. It is also the title of this enjoyable novel about three generations of women who are closely linked: Fanny; her daughter Elizabeth; and Maude, the midwife who delivered her. Treated with the same delicacy is Hamlin's modern feminist viewpoint, which informs the story yet never distracts from the action unfolding on each page. Thoughtful, compassionate, and honest, this historical novel will delight readers (and perhaps inspire them to delve deeper into the rich history of Maine). In a new foreword for this special 30th Anniversary reissue, Hamlin looks back on the book that spawned two sequels.
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Ardeana Hamlin grew up in Bingham, Maine, in the 1950s and 1960s, in the days of the river drives, the veneer mill, and the woods operations. She has always loved writing; Hamlin wrote her first fiction at age 12 and her first poetry at age 16. Over the years, she s worked a variety of different jobs, including family planning specialist, waitress, babysitter, recreation coordinator, copyeditor, newspaper columnist, and seamstress. Now a newspaper journalist for the Bangor Daily News (where she has worked for over half a decade), Hamlin is the author of three novels, Pink Chimneys, A Dream of Paris, and Abbott s Reach. Her hobbies include knitting, creating fiber art pieces, and gardening. She has lived for forty years in the same neighborhood in Hampden, Maine.
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Book Description Islandport Pr Inc, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition edition. 220 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1944762051
Book Description Islandport Press, Inc., 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111944762051