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Paperback,  6″ x 9″
64 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-266-6

by Hans Krichels

This collection, We Have Met the Enemy, is the result of daily musings and reflections during the days of the pandemic in a small town in Maine. The book contains daily journal writings from the middle of March 2020 until the end of the year. It is a collection of brief observations, impressions, experiences, even rantings and ravings, dealing with aspects of the pandemic as gleaned from news reports and daily life. The various mutations of COVID-19, along with other pestilential (not to mention political) plagues, are woven together throughout the collection.


In 1971, Hans abandoned an academic career and moved to Maine, where he and his family built their own house, raised two fine daughters along with dairy goats and organic vegetables, and did their best to carve a niche for themselves in their community at large.

Throughout it all, Hans worked at various jobs—as a teacher, a newspaper reporter, a mason’s tender, a signmaker, a woodcarver, a photographer, and a mentor among those whom he calls the lost children of Maine.

Hans has been a writer in one form or another all his life, and he’s been represented in a number of small publications. At one point in his life, he earned advanced degrees in literature and linguistics, and he covered the State of Connecticut as a field worker for The Dictionary of American Regional English.

Currently, Hans lives with his partner, Nancy, in Bucksport, Maine. His most recent book before this one is Willie Knows Who Done It, available at bookstores throughout Maine and at 

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