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It's hard for me to read short fiction because I just get into the story and characters, and then it's over and I'm not ready to leave them. I liked how the stories were arranged by the seasons, so there was some continuity that way. Some of these stories I had to just reflect on before I started the next or I kept thinking about them the next day, because they were so powerful. Could easily be real life - that's all I can say. There were so many choices this year to choose from my "When in Main ...more
I enjoyed the stories for the most part, but I felt they were lacking in truly capturing Maine. As someone who grew up there, whose ancestral ties in the state date to before the Revolutionary War, I think that the collection came across as what it was, comprised mostly of authors transplanted to Maine from out of state or who had only spent time there occasionally throughout their lives. They were decent stories, but I didn't feel that they captured Maine completely. It seemed to me that severa ...more