Closer All the Time
Author: Jim Nichols
Publisher: Islandport Press
The residents of Baxter, Maine, are going nowhere fast–but not for lack of trying. In this artfully written jewel of a novel, award-winning author Jim Nichols strings together the bittersweet stories of people bound together by shared geography and the insular nature of small-town life. There’s Johnny Lunden, a well-meaning war veteran with a penchant for the local bar and a deep, but doomed, love for his family; eight-year-old Ted Soule, who shares a first kiss with the Ophelia-like Nadia, the daughter of his Russian neighbors; and Tomi Lambert who watches the confused adults around her struggle to accept their fates. In a wonderfully authentic New England setting, Nichols explores the nature of connection–hoped for, missed, lost, and found. Winner of the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Best Fiction.
|ISBN associated with this title:||9781934031674|
|Published on||April 30 2017|
|Dimensions||8.5(in) x 5.5(in)|