Cynthia Lang, author of “Sarah Carlisle’s River and Other Stories,” has released a new novel via Mill City Press. “Preservation” transports readers back to 1987 Maine, exploring the isolation — and possibilities — of a time before electronics linked us every minute.

Lang spent her much of her childhood in Friendship, worked as a waitress in Camden at the now-closed Portlaw Inn and built a house in Cushing. She also spent some time in Spruce Head and on Bailey and Orr's islands. The setting of her novel, Limmington Falls, is fictional but draws on her years in Maine.

Lang has an extensive background in writing, which includes winning a Vogue Prix de Paris, working as a staff writer on Glamour and freelancing for Glamour, Parents, Mademoiselle, Vogue Children and New York Times Magazine. She also wrote for the Education Development Center, Inc., and taught at Boston University’s College of Communications.

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