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Sarah Carlisle's River and Other Stories

By Cynthia Lang
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ISBN 13: 9781938223402
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: 08/14/2012

Format: (Softcover)
ISBN 13: 9781938223372
LCCN: 2012939766
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Number of Pages: 112
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: 06/07/2012

In a voice of stark reality and sincere intrigue, Cynthia Lang builds upon a personal legacy left to her in nine spectacular journeys.

A legacy may be handed on as a fortune or formidable debt, baseball cards, antique autos, or vermeil coffee spoons. In her collection of short stories it becomes apparent: a legacy is not always so tangible. “Devoid of weight, of volume, some [legacies] take up no room at all. On a journey, for instance, nothing may change hands but tickets. On the other hand…”

Traveling through the lives of intriguing and oftentimes enlightening characters, Lang spins a wonderfully interconnected world for the reader to consider: nine characters, each inheriting a legacy and collectively handing one on to the reader, composed of remnants from past lives, a natural history that has the power to reveal current truths and predict future realities.

“Having known what such adversity is, I can appreciate the distress you are in,” begins Sarah Carlisle’s own legacy, written in the 1800s—what will be yours?

Cynthia Lang graduated from Smith College, won a Vogue Prix de Paris, and worked as a staff writer on Glamour. After free-lancing (Glamour, Parents, Mademoiselle, Vogue Children, and New York Times Magazine), she wrote publications for the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and taught at the College of Communications, Boston University. Author of Sarah Carlisle’s River and Other Stories, she is co-author with Jerome Kagan of Psychology and Education: An Introduction (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) and with Harry Levinson, Executive (Harvard University Press). She’s traveled in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Turkey and lived in Manhattan, Cambridge, Gloucester, and Maine. With her husband John, a photographer, she lives between Gloucester and Tucson; takes classes at the University of Arizona’s Humanities Seminar Program; and plays soprano recorder in an informal quintet, "The Ice Cream Wagon."

 

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Preservation

By Cynthia Lang
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ISBN 13: 9781626526877
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: 03/04/2014

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ISBN 13: 9781626526853
LCCN: 2014901835
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Number of Pages: 302
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: 02/15/2014

Why leave Manhattan for a town in Maine “where no one goes and nothing ever happens”?

Confused, bereft, but following a hunch, Lee Baldwin moves to Limmington Mills to revel in solitude and brood about her missing husband. Life has other plans.

While she never forgets Charlie, Lee is pulled into the daily dramas of her flighty landlady Dolly and Dolly’s brother, a taciturn welder at Bath Iron Works. Befriended by Maxine, store proprietor (and de facto town manager), she meets a trio of boys running wild and their mother, rumored to have heard a saint speak. Most of all, Lee benefits from Hazel’s fierce grace, the elderly woman whose grip on life breathes energy into Lee’s own.

Through dynamic characters, their complex struggles, and enduring spirits, Preservation evokes the lives of northern New Englanders who struggle in the shadow side of prosperity, and explores intriguing themes of a Maine culture before today’s electronic times.

Cynthia Lang graduated from Smith College, won a Vogue Prix de Paris, and worked as a staff writer on Glamour. After free-lancing (Glamour, Parents, Mademoiselle, Vogue Children, and New York Times Magazine), she wrote publications for the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and taught at the College of Communications, Boston University. Author of Sarah Carlisle’s River and Other Stories, she is co-author with Jerome Kagan of Psychology and Education: An Introduction (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) and with Harry Levinson, Executive (Harvard University Press). She’s traveled in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Turkey and lived in Manhattan, Cambridge, Gloucester, and Maine. With her husband John, a photographer, she lives between Gloucester and Tucson; takes classes at the University of Arizona’s Humanities Seminar Program; and plays soprano recorder in an informal quintet, "The Ice Cream Wagon."

 

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