March 4th, 9:08pm

Behind the desk at the Southwest Harbor Public Library hangs a bumper sticker that says, “I READ RUTH MOORE.”

Ruth Moore is an iconic writer from Maine. In her time, Moore was hailed as “New England’s only answer to Faulkner.” She was an iconoclast who built her own house and lived with her “friend” Eleanor Mayo during a time when it was inappropriate for a woman to do such things. Her writing perfectly captures life of the island, and remains universal today.

We’re proud to present Ruth Moore’s The Ballad of the Night Charley Tended Weir in our chapbook of stories collected from Acadia National Park, printed by The Head & The Hand Press.

It’s available as a $10 reward on our Kickstarter:

Photo by Premarun, shared under CC BY-SA 2.5.