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Whatever It Takes

Seven Decades of True Love, Hard Work, and No Regrets

Softcover, 448 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Adult Nonfiction / Memoir

ISBN: 978-1-944762-16-2



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About this Book:

For nearly seventy years, May and Jim Davidson shared an unbreakable love of Maine and a relentless drive to do “whatever it takes” to achieve success and happiness. They fell in love as teenagers, built their first house using twenty dollars worth of lumber, and set about creating the life of their dreams. They soon learned that optimism alone wouldn’t sustain them. To make ends meet, they lobstered, fished, farmed sheep, started a lobster trap sawmill, and crisscrossed the country as long haul truckers. They eventually collapsed into debt and uncertainty while trying to raise thousands of chickens, so they regrouped and fought their way out again using the sea as their inspiration. May Davidson’s tale is a decades-long tapestry of adventure, brutally hard work, lightheartedness, and risk-taking that serves to  inspire any reader determined to live a rich life despite obstacles.

Whatever It Takes by May Davidson

"It is precisely the combination of grit, wit, and tenderness that May displays in her writing, her demeanor, and her approach to life that makes her and her work such a pure delight."
––Christine LaPado-Breglia, The Lincoln County News

"May has given us a book that is a real treasure." 
––George Smith

May 16: Meet May Davidson at the Jesup Memorial Library

May 16: Meet May Davidson at the Jesup Memorial Library

Meet memoirist May Davidson at a reading and talk at the Jesup Memorial Library on May 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. May will read from her book "Whatever It Takes" and speak about her 90 years of living in, working in, and loving Maine. Books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop of Bar Harbor. The Jesup Memorial Library is located at 34 Desert Street in Bar Harbor. For more information, call the library at 207-288-4245.

May Davidson

About this Author

May Davidson was born in 1929 in Damariscotta, a charming fishing village located in midcoast Maine. In 1947, she graduated from Lincoln Academy, a private high school in the nearby town of Newcastle. She married her



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