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Paperback, 5.25″x8″
175 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63381-067-9



StonesThrow_by Mort Mather

“Mort’s writing is…wonderful.”
—J. Courtney Sullivan, the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Commencement, Maine, and The Engagements.

“A Stone’s Throw is a wonderful collection of stories, told from the perspective of Orvie, a young boy growing up in the 1940s. Orvie’s world is a swirl of outdoor adventures, forts, farm animals, school, chores, and painful family struggles. Through witty dialogue, rich descriptions of life on the farm, and the captivating voice of Orvie himself, Mort Mather invites you to enter Orvie’s childlike imagination, and to remember your own. I love these stories and I know you will too.”

—Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., best-selling author of Blue and Low-Fat Love.


MORT MATHER has been writing for over 40 years; a weekly column appearing in three Maine papers for 26 years, Mother Earth News for four years, other national magazines and a nonfiction book, Gardening for Independence for Durrell Publications. Down East magazine named him “Environmentalist of the Year” in 1987; he was an early president of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA); many Mainers will remember him for his amusing contributions to the Weather Report in the Maine Times. One of Orvie’s stories appeared recently in On (Writing) Families published by Sense Publishers.