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Paperback 6” x 9″
117 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-189-8

by Phil Crossman

As the Crow Flies is a second collection of stories and reflections by Vinalhaven essayist Phil Crossman. The first, Away Happens, was acclaimed by Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Richard Eder as “having drawn out the human comedy of a place that is all face to face encounters,” and by readers as “the funniest book ever written about Downeast Maine.”


Phil Crossman has been a regular columnist for the Island Institute’s Working Waterfront for thirty years and a contributor to magazines and newspapers of midcoast Maine for even longer. He also authors a verypopular  weekly column in The Wind, his island’s little weekly news sheet, offering occasional news but more often humorous observations on the endless hilarities of island life.

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