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White Rock Ways: Folk and Folkways of a Maine Island

Neeson, Margaret Graham

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ISBN 10: 0966137116 / ISBN 13: 9780966137118
Published by Long Point Press, Spruce Head, Maine, 1999
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Title: White Rock Ways: Folk and Folkways of a ...

Publisher: Long Point Press, Spruce Head, Maine

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft

Illustrator: Margot Graham Heyerhoff

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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In eight intertwined tales, White Rock Ways introduces us to life on a small island off the coast of Maine during "the interesting decade between 1960 and 1970." The inhabitants range in age from an elderly, thrifty couple down to a little boy whose mother needs "someone to prize," and include teenagers, fishermen, law officials, young lovers, house-wives and, gradually, newly-arrived summer people. Their stories are often comic, often sad, often dramatic, but no matter what fate brings them, they all agree in admiring and cherishing the enormous granite white rock after which their island is named.

All eight stories begin with the article "the," followed by an unusual adjective. The reader will soon discover why the couch is "funeral," the mirror is "stolen" and what a "fancy woman" is.

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The two-year-old Long Point Press was started as a method of saving an historical document, and in a way, White Rock Ways, though fiction, fits in the same category. The people of White Rock, in many cases, act in a distinct old-fashioned Maine way, mostly ignoring more up-to-date influences. They cling not only to tradition in their deeds, but in their speech as well. It seemed to the editors worthwhile to preserve this imaginary chronicle of their lives. They also felt that the 17 black and white drawings that illustrate the stories, as well as the full-color cover (all done by artist, Margot G. Heyerhoff), make it easier for readers to live these stories.

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