A chronicle based on four years of reporting follows five teenage girls as they come of age in one of the most challenging and geographically isolated regions on the Eastern seaboard--Washington County, Maine. Washington County, Maine. Willow, Vivian, Mckenna, Audrey, and Josie are teenage girls caught between tradition and transformation in this remote region. For four years Georges followed their journeys of heartbreak and hope in uncertain times: the pain and joy of life in a region whose rugged beauty and stoicism mask dwindling populations, vanishing job opportunities, and pervasive opioid addiction. Their stories remind us of the value of timeless ideals: strength of family and community, reverence for nature's rule, dignity in cracked hands and muddied shoes, and the enduring power of home. -- adapted from jacket
Machine generated contents note: pt. One Daybreak ch. 1 The Downeast Life ch. 2 Beginnings ch. 3 Girls Gone Fishing ch. 4 Pillars ch. 5 Reverence ch. 6 On the Horizon pt. Two Dilemmas ch. 7 The Game Changers ch. 8 Frannie ch. 9 Half-hearted Tragedy ch. 10 Upwind ch. 11 Digging for Gold pt. Three Across the Bridge ch. 12 Home ch. 13 Adrift ch. 14 Searching ch. 15 Moneyball ch. 16 Soaring pt. Four The Way Life Should Be ch. 17 Powered by Lobsters ch. 18 Beyond the Sunrise Trail ch. 19 Something Better ch. 20 Regaining Faith ch. 21 Fighting Back ch. 22 Anchored ch. 23 Found.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-257) and index.