About the Book
Phoenix is the third historical novel by Maine native Jean Edwards. This story is woven around life in the late nineteenth century following the gold rush to the west. The railroads had just opened their lines from coast to coast. The adventure begins in obscure Maine woodlands, travels across the Mississippi and reaches the western mountains. The characters arise from disappointment and defeat to new beginnings. As with her previous novels, “The Glove” and “Mercy, Merci,” poetry, (including three sonnets), is scattered throughout to amplify drama or add humor.
About the Author
Author Jean Edwards lives in Appleton, Maine on the banks of the St. George River. This is her third Mattie McCracken children’s book. She also writes Maine based historical novels and books of poetry about the Pine Tree State. Mattie is portrayed by Madison Edwards and Byron by her brother, Thomas. Tutu is a well remembered family pet.