That springtime blue sky was a knockout when we drove up to our Peninsula a couple days back. Where does "Downeast" Maine start? That is a matter of dispute, but I would say that once you cross the Penobscot River (and the new Penobscot Narrows bridge is a striking, modern beauty) you are Downeast. From Bucksport to Eastport = Downeast.
The Front Street Shipyard ; a wonderful independent bookstore--The Left Bank; and a great cafe, bakery and art gallery called Chase's Daily, an outstanding exception to the rule that restaurant art=bad art. Shows at Chase's are always carefully curated and intriguing. Paul Oberst is up right now.
A couple miles up the road, in Searsort, this hardworking blue Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 20 caught our eye. There's one up on ebay.
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.