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Written by Miriam Colwell
Softcover, 184 pages, Fiction
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Young is a lively and moving story of one young woman's restlessness and struggle with life in a small Maine coastal town during the 1950s. Young's timeless themes still resonate as Evelyn, a recent high school graduate, confronts the question: What is she going to do with her life? All she knows for sure is that she is ready to escape a place where people know her every move and where her mother bakes bread that Evelyn delivers to the increasing number of summer residents. Young (originally published in 1955) follows Evelyn and her best friend, the naive and intelligent Susan, as they con their way through a rowdy and ultimately tragic twenty-four hours. And by the end of that day Evelyn chooses her path – for right or wrong.
"It is risque and sexy, as well as funny, poignant, sad, suspenseful, and full of wacky characters and goofy situations ... (A) literary treat to readers who enjoy a good story, well-told."
– The Times Record
Miriam Colwell was born in Prospect Harbor, Maine, in 1917 and still lives in the house built by her great-great-great grandfather in 1817. Along with Contentment Cove, Colwell wrote three other novels, W
By Miriam Colwell
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