author Lea Wait presents SHADOWS OF A DOWN EAST SUMMER, the fifth of her Maggie Summer mysteries. These are strong, traditional mysteries set in a seacoast town and featuring a likable woman who's an expert in antique prints. In this case, the story turns on whether the noted (and real) artist Winslow Homer had any children, presumably outside of marriage.
So one of the items on my "get ready, get set" list is to gather some actual Winslow Homer prints to have at the shop next Saturday. Kim Crady-Smith at the nearby Green Mountain Books & Prints is helping me to search. If you're coming and can bring one, or even a book about the artist, please do! Meanwhile, to remind you, I'm placing a one of his works here, "A Fair Wind," from the collection at the National Gallery of Art. And here's a great website for refreshing what you know (or want to know) about Winslow Homer, too.