Featured book: The Gathering Room: A Tale of Nelly Butler by Michele E Shores, winner of the 2023 IPPY Awards - Bronze Medal - Best Fiction in the Northeast.
Michelle E. Shores grew up in Bangor, where she wrote her first story at the age of eight. A lover of history, she has been actively involved with genealogy and local history for over 35 years. She is the author of the nonfiction Vital Records of Bangor, Maine, volumes 1 and 2.
" In 1797 Captain George Butler has returned home with his wife Nelly and the beginnings of a family. A successful sea captain turned merchant, George is financially well off and a pillar of his community. But lurking in the shadows is the young Lydia Blaisdell. She and George have a history and it is all about to unfold in an epic tale with a supernatural twist. Based on a true story, "The Gathering Room - A Tale of Nelly Butler" is a gripping retelling of American's first documented ghost sighting. " (Good Reads)
The Gathering Room is in the Historical Fiction section of the Library.
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