Closer All the Time

Jim Nichols

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ISBN: 9781934031674

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.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781934031674
Item ISL072
PublisherIslandport Press
PublisherIslandport Press
Published onApril 30 2017
Language eng
Pages 176
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight247(g)
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Jim Nichols grew interested in fiction writing while working as a ticket agent for a commuter airline in Rockland. His writing, which draws from his many experiences, has appeared in numerous regional and national magazines including Esquire, Narrative, American Fiction, River City, and Night Train. Nichols now lives in Warren, Maine, with his wife Anne, and their two rescue dogs, Brady and Jessie. They have two grown sons, Aaron and Andrew.