Great Gloucester Reads at the Sawyer Free Library!January 25, 2022 / Art and Music, Good to Know, History/Maritime, In The News, Things to Do & See
Samuel Sawyer’s commitment to a public library for the people of Gloucester continues to resonate. His vision echoes throughout the city and reverberates in every person who has ever walked into the Sawyer Free Library to take out a book, attend a program, or research a topic.
Come visit the library to learn more about Gloucester, to use its free internet access, or to find an event or program that will empower you through connection, inspiration and life-long learning.
Here are some reading suggestions by local authors and stories that take place in and around Gloucester for your reading pleasure.
Decline of Fishes | Peter Anastas
A novel about the struggle over the soul of the nation’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
The Last Days of Dogtown |Anita Diamant
A novel inspired by the early settlement.
Leaving Lucy Pear | Anna Solomon
Set in 1920s Cape Ann, the story of two women who are both mothers to the same unforgettable girl.
HISTORY & NON-FICTION
The Perfect Storm |Sebastian Junger
The incredible true account of the most extraordinary storm of the 20th century.
The Last Fish Tale |Mark Kurlansky
The colorful story of a way of life that for hundreds of years has defined much of America’s coastlines but is slowly disappearing.
Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town | Elyssa East
The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain’s Journey | Linda Greenlaw
Lone Voyager: The Extraordinary Adventures of Howard Blackburn | Joseph E. Garland
Katy and the Big Snow | Virginia Lee Burton
The Serpent Came to Gloucester | M.T. Anderson
The Adventure of Blueberrying | Merrill F. McLane
St. Peter’s Fiesta | Alice Gardner
Visit the Sawyer Free Library
Address: 2 Dale Avenue
Where to purchase your own copies of these great reads:
Dogtown Books | 132 Main Street | www.dogtownbooks.com/
The Bookstore of Gloucester | 61 Main Street | www.thebookstoreofgloucester.com/