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Closer All The Time (PB)
  • 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 (PB)

  • Written by Jim Nichols

    Binding: Softcover

    Pages: 208

    Genre: Fiction

    Ages: All

    ISBN: 978-1-934031-67-4

    Publication Date: 2016

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.63

    Shipping Weight: 0.57 lbs.