Barbara Kent Lawrence


In 1948 I fell in love with Mount Desert Island as a summer kid, and in 1979 I became a ‘year-round summer person,’ a status more compelling and complex than I could have imagined. In 1998 I wrote my dissertation: Working Memory: The Influence of Culture on Aspirations about the gap between the high rate of achievement Maine’s 4th grade students evidenced on national tests, and the low rate at which they went on to college. I’ve since written books about education and eating disorders in men and I’m working on a manuscript about my British family during World War II. I draw on my love of Maine, and my experience as a researcher and writer for my first novel Islands of Time. Though I no longer live in Maine year-round, I spend as much time as possible on Mount Desert Island.

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Islands of Time
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,200. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013 by Just Write Books. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A novel offering a moving story of loss, pain and growth, and unexpected forgiveness and love. At fourteen, Rebecca Granger falls in love with Ben Bunker. A summer girl is not allowed to love a year-round boy, son of a fisherman in Downeast Maine in 1958. Yet, she does. When her father dies—overpowered by loss and anger—she commits a sin, terrible at the time. That sin nearly destroys Rebecca.

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