Red Right Returning:
". . . McLane limns the setting and the social dynamics with flair."
Set on a Penobscot Bay island, this sprawling new novel follows the lives of a dozen islanders and their families through tragedy, change, and triumph in a world that isn't as isolated as it once may have seemed. Although the story begins just after World War II, it is remarkably current as it explores timeless island themes: the subtle tensions (and attractions) between islanders and summer people, the special dynamics of island life, the inevitable competition for lobsters, and how an island community adjusts to change.
Charles McLane was a longtime student of Maine island life and history, and his story has the authenticity only a writer who knows his subject can bring to a work of fiction. A professor emeritus in Government at Dartmouth College, Charles McLane is best known in Maine for his Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast series, history made human with non-fiction stories of island life. Charles and his family were longtime summer residents of Brooklin.
Tilbury House, Publishers
103 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345