Mary Helen Moore Neuendorffer Releases Debut Book

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History-based tale presents interesting story of ‘The Town and the Troublesome Strangers, 1880-1980’

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Author Mary Helen Moore Neuendorffer reminisces the remarkable history of a community close to her heart in her debut book titled “The Town and the Troublesome Strangers, 1880-1980” (published by Xlibris). This publication weaves rich culture and history with a poignant fiction tale of the frequent interaction between the permanent town people of the beloved small New England town of Northfield, Massachusetts and their often troublesome excursionists. How will the old community approach the case of the young globetrotters?

The warm community of Northfield has been staying and thriving in peace, abundance and harmony in their humble village for a number of generations already. They have stayed solid and warm through time; their culture and traditions kept and greatly celebrated. However, things changed when newcomers set foot in the land: some attending summer conferences, some German sympathizers during WWII and the 10-year-old commune that was set up by hippies. In this light-hearted adventure, how will the meeting of the indigenous people with the newcomers go?

The delightful charters of “The Town and the Troublesome Strangers, 1880-1980” include: James Crawford, a Northfield farmer who optimizes the hard working people of the town; John Peterson, the owner of a detective agency, who is suspicious of German sympathizers in Northfield during WWII: and, Joan Brownell, a longtime member of the commune that was forced to leave.

Neuendorffer offers a look-back to the great history of a community that highlights the puzzle of human nature compared to the pleasantness of natural scenery.

“The Town and the Troublesome Strangers, 1880-1980”
By Mary Helen Moore Neuendorffer
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 400 pages | ISBN 9781514413241
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 400 pages | ISBN 9781514413234
E-Book | 400 pages | ISBN 9781514413210
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mary Helen Moore Neuendorffer was born in Philadelphia. For over 100 years, starting in 1880, her family went to Northfield, Massachusetts, in the spring, summer and fall. She attended Mt. Holyoke College and the Connecticut College for women, where her course included English literature and creative writing. After she married, the family lived in Stonington, Connecticut; Lloyd Harbor, Long Island, New York; and also lived in Europe for three years, two in Paris, France, and one year in Brussels, Belgium. Her book, “The Town and the Troublesome Strangers, 1880-1980,” is her first completed historical novel. She now lives in Gladwyne.

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