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Pink Chimneys

Nineteenth-century Bangor, known as the Queen City, is a city of sharp contrasts—from the elegant mansions of Broadway, built from lumber fortunes and bootlegged alcohol money, to the poverty- stricken Joppa neighborhood lined with taverns and frequented by desperate men and “fallen women.” To survive, Maude, a headstrong midwife; Fanny, the rags-to-riches housemistress of the infamous Pink Chimneys brothel; and Elizabeth, an orphaned, demure seamstress; must form unlikely alliances and discover the strength to overcome the odds in a culture that tries—and fails—to limit their potential.

Ardeana Hamlin

Ardeana Hamlin grew up in Bingham, Maine, in the 1950s and 1960s, in the days of the river drives, the veneer mill, and the woods operations. Formerly a newspaper journalist for the Bangor Daily News, she lives in Hampden, Maine. She is the author of three previous novels, A Dream of Paris, Abbott’s Reach, and The Havener Sisters.