Staff Picks: Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952 by Cathie Pelletier

Remember when it used to snow in Maine? Reading Cathie Pelletier’s bracing account of the calamities that befell Mainers during the infamous Blizzard of 1952 ought to jog your memory. Pelletier, a novelist born and raised in Allagash, lays out the story of the storm through the lives of the ordinary people who survived it, including a young mother and a firefighter from Bath. Both a fascinating window into local history and a riveting adventure tale of human resilience in the face of extreme weather, Northeaster is this winter’s Maine must-read, preferably paired with a cup of hot cocoa.

-Aurora, Reference

Cathie Pelletier will be at PFL and on Zoom on Friday, February 17 at 3 p.m.  She will read from her book, talk about her work, and answer your questions.  Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Mockingbird Book Shop.  Registration is required for Zoom only.


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