PINE, POTATOES AND PEOPLE by Helen Hamlin

PINE, POTATOES AND PEOPLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here is a book for those who like Maine, high timber, tall tales and potatoes. Miss Hamlin loves her native Aroostook, knows intimately the very distinct and different section, and goes far toward making the reader believe, as she does, that there could be no finer place in which to live. Aroostook has an interesting history and the author has fine tales to tell of the old Indian days, of the Acadians who settled the St. John Valley, of the days of the great Lumber Barons, and the beginning of the potato industry and how it operates today. This is a regional book of a high order and while it does not have quite the personal appeal or human interest touch of Nine Mile Bridge (which sold well), this might easily be the best picture of the great section of Maine we have.

Pub Date: May 24th, 1948
Publisher: Norton