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Today's Best Maine Fiction
Here Carolyn Chute, Stephen King, Bill Roorbach, Richard Russo, Monica Wood, and nine other stellar Maine writers prove that the state is a superb source of inspiration for fiction. They capture Maine's atmospheric landscape, sharply defined seasons -- and an assortment of unforgettable characters. Originally published as Contemporary Maine Fiction, the paperback edition b ...more
Paperback, 295 pages
Published July 28th 2008 by Down East Books
(first published January 1st 2008)
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Read about 75% of the stories in this book. I don't always enjoy short stories because there is little time for character development. Stephen King has a story in this book titled "The Reach." Very "Storm of the Century" if you are a Stephen King Fan - you will know what I am referencing, however I felt that "The Reach" in "Today's Best Maine Fiction" was really the only standout story. However I may be partial to King's writing.
This was a wonderful collection of storytelling by some of Maine's finest from Richard Russo to Stephen King and Carolyn Chute to Richard Ford and many more. A terrific anthology by Maine's leading poet and all around great state literary promoter. He's also just a really nice, entertaining man so he's knows how to pick a good story.
This is a great collection of stories by various Maine-based authors, set in Maine. I enjoyed all of them. There is an excellent King story I hadn't read before in here which was like the cherry on top for me. Definetly worth a read, especially if you love Maine like I do.
Great opportunity to read some Maine authors I am not familiar with..including Stephen King whose books I have never read. At first I thought the stories were all about relationships and love gone bad, good, sour or sweet. Then things got more interesting.