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June 11, 2011 Wellfleet Harborfest Reading

Press Release Author Irene Paine to read from her award-winning novel at Wellfleet Harborfest Wellfleet, MA:  On the W.H.A.T. Waterfront Stage, at 1:00 PM on June 11 at the first annual Wellfleet Harborfest, Irene Paine will read from her award-winning … Continue reading

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Independent Publisher’s Silver Award Winner

I am so very happy to report that “Eva and Henry, A Cape Cod Marriage” has jumped from the oft-times derided status of a self-published book to the perch of self-published award winners. A good friend and fellow writer Pam … Continue reading

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The Cover Designer, Darren Wotherspoon

You’ve seen the marriage certificate, and perhaps you noticed that the etching on the lower front cover of Eva and Henry has been taken from the original marriage certificate. A quality scan was taken at Focal Point Studios in Orleans, … Continue reading

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Schooner fishing, a dangerous occupation

A picture says a thousand words, and this old stereoscope card clearly shows the conditions faced by fishermen on a winter trip, and this was a clear, calm night.  Ice had to be chopped from the rigging to prevent the … Continue reading

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The Wedding Portraits

One of the leather bound photograph albums found in our family attic belonged to Eva’s mother, Sarah Rich Paine-   Mrs. Otis Paine.  Eva and Henry are placed facing away from one another, not towards each other, and that may have … Continue reading

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An Unsung Revolutionary War Hero

1886: In Chapter Two, Eva and her mother Sarah drove their buggy past the Second Congregational Church in South Wellfleet on their way to the Southern Wharf of Blackfish Creek.  Eva contemplates the headstone of John Taylor, a Revolutionary War … Continue reading

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To High School We Shall Go

My great grandaunt Eva was exceedingly proud of the fact that she had attended and graduated from Wellfleet High School.  At the time of her graduation, the school was located, I believe, on School Street in the center of town. … Continue reading

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Paine Hollow and the Pond Hill School

South Wellfleet: Paine Hollow is easy enough to find, it’s a left turn off Route Six as you drive towards Provincetown.  If you do turn down the road, drive slowly, and imagine it as it was over one hundred years … Continue reading

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The compelling wedding certificate

All through my own childhood, the old house down in Paine Hollow that had once been home to my great grandaunt Eva (and her father before her) was chock full of things that had belonged to Eva, things that  had … Continue reading

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Eva and Henry, A Cape Cod Marriage

Independent Publishers 2011 Silver Award for Best Regional Fiction for the North-East! After five years of spending a few hours each day with the main characters of this novel, Eva and Henry, A Cape Cod Marriage, I will miss them … Continue reading

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