- Why this book?
Having begun the Maine Metaphor series with The Green and Blue House, I wanted to continue my explorations in the forthcoming Experience in the Western Mountains, learning of Maine’s nature and characteristic ways. Through experience, studies, and writing I learn. I also wanted to learn enough about the character of the people to write fiction set in a landscape like that found here. This quest began 30 years ago.
Here’s where we lived on beginning these creative nonfiction books. It now has a new metal roof to shed snowloads. I wrote most of Maine Metaphor here.