Please join us at our Damariscotta location on Saturday, February 9th at 1PM to meet Irene Drago and get a copy of her novel Daughters of Long Reach. This event is just in time for Valentine's Day, and nothing's better than getting a book! Every purchase of one of her novels comes with a gift bag and some chocolate!
This engrossing novel explores love and loss through the lens of multiple families who are separated by time but connected by the rolling tides of the Kennebec River. Anna Malone, a modern-day daughter, arrives in Bath to heal and to begin to write again after losing her heart and her work to a charming, but duplicitous, filmmaker. Stella Rose leaves Bath in the 1940s to nurse wounded sailors, but she finds love in the middle of war and may never go home again. Thomas Goss, a sea captain at the turn of the 20th century, comes back to Bath to save his soul, but he almost loses it completely. Across three centuries, Long Reach ties hearts and souls together with a sailor’s knot.
Irene M. Drago fell in love with Bath’s maritime history in 2013 and has quickly cultivated deep ties to the Kennebec River. Irene lives there with her husband, Joe, and has kept her writing flowing by maintaining Bath Time Society, a blog that speaks to Mainers both native and new. Born in the shadow of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Irene’s father and brother both served on destroyers, which inspired a fascination with ships and boats of all kinds. Life has taken her from Brooklyn to Long Island, Worcester, Washington, D.C., Wichita, Chicago, and now to Bath, Maine, her city of choice.