Somewhere off the Coast of Maine – Ann Hood
I discovered this book last summer when I was getting ready to head to Maine for my RV Vacation. When I travel someplace I like to find books about that place to read during and after the trip. This book looked interesting so I attempted to find it. My library didn’t have it. Barnes and Noble didn’t have it. I gave up looking for it until a few weeks ago I was looking for books for my Kindle App on Amazon and I was going through my “not in the library” shelf. I checked and sure enough the book was available in Kindle format!
This one ended up being a great book for the Kindle! It was a simple story, told in the voices of multiple characters. The story bounced back and forth in time from the 60s-80s, tracing the lives of three college friends as they started families and followed their dreams. Two of the characters, Claudia and Elizabeth, were hippies and the third, Suzanne, went through a “hippie phase” when she was in college, the consequences of which followed her the rest of her life. The ending was a bit abrupt, but a great read! In many ways the writing style reminded me of Alice Hoffman, one of my favorite authors.
I can’t wait to read some of the other books Ann has written!