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Suddenly, The Cider Didn't Taste So Good

Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine

Softcover, 208 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Nonfiction

ISBN: 978-1-934031-94-0

Availability: In stock

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About this Book:

Finalist, John N. Cole Award for Maine-themed Nonfiction, 2013 Maine Literary Award

Retired Maine Game Warden John Ford has seen it all. He's been shot at by desperate prison escapees, been outwitted by wily trappers, and rescued scores of animals. As a tenacious and successful warden, he was always willing to spend the time needed to nab violators of the state's fish and game laws. At the same time, though, he wasn't a cold, heartless, go-by-the-book enforcer; he usually had a good quip ready when he slipped the handcuffs on a violator, and he wasn't above accepting a lesson learned as sufficient penalty for breaking the law.

Ford is also a very gifted storyteller and he writes of his adventures in Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good, a collection of true tales, both humorous and serious, from the trenches of law enforcement, and also includes heartwarming accounts of his rescue of hurt or abandoned animals. 

Suddenly, The Cider Didn't Taste So Good

"An entertaining book that will leave readers chuckling, speechless or both... The secret to Ford's success is simple: He knows of what he writes. And he kept good notes in a diary during his career as a warden, realizing that someday, someone might want to hear his stories. That's all great news for readers, who will gobble up his collection of stories."

John Holyoke, Bangor Daily News

"John Ford's stories from his long career as a Maine game warden are offered with humility and good humor, and demonstrate an abiding affection for the land, creatures, and quirky characters of Maine. Ford is an appealing character, a great storyteller, and he's FUNNY."

— Kate Braestrup, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Here if You Need Me

"From the serious – tracking a murderer – to the sublime – raising a baby owl – retired Maine Game Warden John Ford shares thirty-five of his best stories that will entertain all indoor and outdoor adventurers."

— George Smith, outdoor writer and former executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine

John Ford, Sr.

About this Author

John Ford Sr., (1947-2018) a native Mainer, came from a long line of Maine Game Wardens. He was sworn into the service shortly after finishing up a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force. He spent all of his twenty-yea