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Closer All the Time (paperback)

Paperback, 208 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-934031-67-4

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$16.95

Available as an e-book in these formats:

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Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

About this Book:

Winner of the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Fiction

The inhabitants of Baxter, Maine, are going nowhere fast—but not for lack of trying. In this deftly written jewel of a novel, veteran author Jim Nichols strings together the bittersweet stories of several different characters 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. There’s 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 observes the confusion of the adults around her as they struggle with accepting their fates. In a wonderfully authentic New England setting, Nichols explores the nature of connection––hoped for, missed, lost, and found.

Closer All the Time
Jim Nichols

About this Author

Jim Nichols grew interested in fiction writing while working as a ticket agent for a commuter airline in Rockland. Born in Brunswick and raised in Freeport, Maine, Nichols has worked variou

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