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Paperback, 6″x9″
243 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63381-092-1


bluegirls_coverby Jean M. Peck

After her best friend Francie dies in 1965, Ruth Cooper must discover her own identity. She reluctantly enrolls at Bluehill College, where she is immediately taken in by a new group of worldly students who try to lead her down a road she’s not sure she wants to travel. New attitudes toward sex, race, and freedom compel Ruth to re-examine the life she wants to live. Sometimes tragic, often funny, this novel recounts those bittersweet days of the mid-sixties when nothing was certain and everything changed.


Jean M. Peck is the author of two other books: At the Fire’s Center (University of Illinois Press) and Maine’s Jewish Heritage (Arcadia Publishing, co-authored with Abraham Peck). She earned her MFA from the Stonecoast program of the University of Southern Maine and is writing a new novel. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine.