Monday, October 18, 2010

Westbrook Veteran Pens 'Intriguing' Memoir

Now 86, the Westbrook resident and Maine native
[Dick Goodie] continues his decades-long writing career. His 1984 essay
collection, "The Maine Quality of Running," was well received. So was his 1997
World War II novel, "A Bracelet for Lily." Goodie's most recent book, published
this year, may be best of the three. "Raindrops on a Nail Keg" is a summing-up
collection of essays that touch on three areas that define the author's life:
boyhood on a Maine farm run by his grandmother, life in a World War II infantry
battalion, and the pleasure of running and racing as an over-50 sport fanatic.
- John C.L. Morgan

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