“Like Elizabeth Strout, her fellow chronicler of small-town Maine life, Monica Wood imbues her characters with the complexity and humanity of real people. Ernie’s Ark is as true as life.”—Christina Baker Kline, # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
In ten interlinking stories, the town of Abbott Falls, Maine reacts as Ernie Whitten, pipefitter, builds an ark in his backyard. The community itself is struggling to survive as a strike at the local paper mill wears on. Few writers can capture the extraordinary within seemingly ordinary lives as does Monica Wood. Ms. Wood has created an unforgettable tapestry of love, loneliness, and neighbors.
This edition of Ernie’s Ark: The Abbott Falls Stories includes a never-before published story by Monica Wood and a new afterword by the author.
“Wood illuminates the grace in the average and every day, the miracles that lie within the ordinary life….”—San Francisco Chronicle