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Softcover, 388 pages, Fiction

ISBN: 978-0-9763231-6-7

Availability: In stock


About this Book:

The third (following Mary Peters and Silas Crockett) of Mary Ellen Chase’s Maine novels, Windswept is the romantic and tumultuous saga of a Maine family who makes its home Down East. Spanning six decades, starting in the late nineteenth century, the novel depicts their lives as they meet head on the joys and challenges of the changing and encroaching world and eventually, World War II. Through it all, their home provides the family with a safe haven in which to sink their roots as they strive to nurture their humanity and spirituality, all the while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maine coast. Windswept was a national bestseller and the biggest seller of Chase’s career.

When the book was published in 1941, the Louisville Courier-Journal wrote: “Mary Ellen Chase has created an atmosphere as unforgettable as the people who lived and died within its bounds. She writes of the coast of Maine and its people as no one but a native could write.”

Mary Ellen Chase

About this Author

Mary Ellen Chase (1887-1973) was born and raised in Blue Hill, Maine. She graduated from the University of Maine and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota before serving thirty years as a leading faculty mem



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