Fiddler's Green by Van Reid
Or A Wedding, a Ball, and the Singular Adventures of Sundry Moss

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Devoted fans of the endearing characters in Van Reid’s nineteenth-century Maine are in for a fabulous summer treat with Fiddler’s Green—an old-fashioned mulligatawny of high and low comedy, unabashed romance, adventure, and eerie mystery. Escape to a seemingly simpler world and visit Maine in 1897, where Reid’s evocative, expansive writing delivers the fifth escapade in the saga of the Moosepath League and a host of supporting characters whom readers have come to love.

Opening with a long-awaited wedding, this delightful yarn features a society ball, a kidnapping, and a mystical rural netherworld where a bitter family feud comes close to causing the death of the preternaturally cool Mr. Sundry Moss. With its signature mix of romantic yearning, knockabout comedy, and touching drama, Fiddler’s Green is sure to please fans and newcomers alike as they keep company with the honorable "Gentlemen of the Club." Fiddler’s Green is a worthy successor to its wonderfully reviewed predecessor, Mrs. Roberto: "It would be a crime and a sin, and just plain un-neighborly, to miss this novel" (Kirkus Reviews, starred).

 

About Van Reid

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Van Reid is the author of Cordelia Underwood (a New York Times 1998 Notable Book), Mollie Peer, Daniel Plainway, Peter Loon, and Mrs. Roberto.
 
Published July 1, 2004 by Viking. 320 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, sailor Robin Oig (his name, interestingly, borrowed from that of a character in a classic Sir Walter Scott story) undertakes a journey parallel to Sundry’s—bearing a gigantic wooden oar (like a very knight carrying a lance), as he seeks the fabled seaman’s “paradise” known as “Fiddler’...

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Moss tests the romantic waters with the fetching Priscilla Morningside at a Portland ball shortly after the wedding, but their fledgling courtship is interrupted when Moss becomes part of a plan to help young Melanie Ring, previously camped out in a coal cellar with her alcoholic father and disgu...

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