A Glimpse of Old Peaks Island

Through Rose-Colored Glasses

by Alice Boyce; Eunice Curran; Ellin Gall


Formats

Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$29.99
Softcover
$19.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/30/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781441588456
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781441588463

About the Book

The book, A Glimpse Of Old Peaks Island Through Rose Colored Glasses, depicts life on an island in Maine during the turbulent years of the Great Depression and World War II. Co-authored by five islanders who grew up on the island during those years, they paint a picture of what life was like living on an island at that time. The book also includes a history overview, excerpts from a charming book about House Island and a variety of personal memories and photos. As one reader wrote, reading it makes one feel as though you were sitting with the authors over a cup of coffee.


About the Author

ALICE BOYCE, a lifelong resident of Peaks Island, Maine is a retired bank employee. She lives in the family home where she and her four brothers and sister grew up. EUNICE CURRAN, a lifelong resident of Peaks Island, Maine and her late husband, John, also an islander, raised their three children on the island. Eunice was employed by the City of Portland, Maine and retired as City Clerk. ELLIN GALLANT and her sister Joyce O'Brien were raised on Peaks Island. She returned to Peaks Island after retiring from a business career in California. She and her husband, Frank, live in her family home. RETA MORRILL was born on Peaks Island, Maine married Tom. a fellow islander and raised five children. The family traveled extensively while Tom was serving in the military. They returned to the island after Tom's retirement. Reta now resides in her childhood home. JOYCE O'BRIEN and her late husband, Jim, raised their four sons in Portland, Maine and spent summers on Peaks Island. After Jim's retirement they moved to the island permanently.