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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

'Papa Martel' Sequel in the Works

98-year-old Gerard Robichaud is working on a sequel to his 1961 novel Papa Martel, tentatively titled "A Pearl of Great Price."
Robichaud was born in Canada and moved to Livermore Falls as a small boy.

His experiences, growing up as a Franco immigrant in small-town Maine, became the basis of the partly autobiographical "Papa Martel," chosen by the Baxter Society of Portland for its list of 100 books that reveal the history of Maine and the life of its people.

That novel, which ended in 1937, portrayed the life of a big family: births, marriages, deaths.

The new one focuses on one of the family's sons. Again, it mirrors Robichaud's own life story. [Link]

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