A painstaking effort . . . It is the life of a small town community Sassaman is trying to capture here, warts and all. -- Nan Lincoln, The Bar Harbor Times, 6-30-94
It's my favorite thing. I sit in the outhouse, feed flies to my spider, and read Bar Harbor Police Beat. -- Chris Vincenty, Salisbury Cove, Maine
So that's where we left our marriage license! -- Eddie Monat, Bar Harbor harbormaster, opening the book again to chapter one
This is the most impressive book to come off the presses in America today. -- Robert Skoglund, The humble Farmer Show, Maine Public Radio, 9-7-94
From the Publisher
Bar Harbor Police Beat The Book for All Occasions! For Birthdays or Anniversaries, Weddings or Graduations, Retirement Parties or Going-Away Parties, Dinner Invitations or Vacation Hosts. Everyone always needs a good gift.
But won't this book just appeal to people in Bar Harbor? Of course. The same way that Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are only read by people in small-town Missouri. The same way that only people in small-town Minnesota listen on their radios to A Prairie Home Companion.
Bar Harbor, more than a rural Maine town, is a brand name recognized everywhere as one of the most famous vacation spots in the U.S. People from all over the world know the place well-they go there, millions of them, every summer. (Forget about getting a parking space anywhere downtown in July or August; that's why we locals walk everywhere during that time of year.)
Bar Harbor Police Beat: The Gift for All Seasons! Entertaining. Inexpensive. Portable. Sturdy. Low-fat. Cholesterol-free. Made In America.