Finally, the last of the order lists. To make it more intriguing, look for fat biographies, detailed memoirs, journals, logs, or diaries of adventurers in places doing things we know too little about, at least four works with (sometimes remote) ties to Tenants Harbor, more beach, shore, or sea-going works–some with romance or suspense added, books mentioned in earlier blogs, more Maine books, and, for Roseledge Books Regulars, some re-orders which suggest Roseledge Books may have the beginnings of a canon.
Sayers, Dorothy ?l. Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)
Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America
Siddons, Anne River. Colony
Smith, Diane. Letters from Yellowstone
Finally, the lists are done. Now the fun is in discovering paperback treasures already on the shelves and getting cheaper and yellower and harder to find each year they go unpurchased. It’s also fun to find the elusive tie to Tenants Harbor. I may start with a biography of Teddy Roosevelt to see if he loves North Dakota as I do (possible if tenuous tie) or if he visited with my late neighbor Harry when he visited his aunt who, Harry said, lived next to TR. So many puzzles, so little time.