The Interurban in a new book | Author visit Saturday November 2

The historic Portland-Lewiston Interurban trolley plays a key role in a lively new book, Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride, by Maine author Jean Flahive.  Flahive will sign copies of the book on Saturday, November 2, from 9 am to noon at the New Gloucester History Barn, 383 Intervale Rd.  The event coincides with the fall book fair next door at the NG Library. 

Dreaming of leaving farm life, working in the city, and fighting for women’s right to vote, young Millie imagines flying away on a magic carpet.  One day, that flying carpet shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm.  Millie will find herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family.

The book is the latest by Flahive, whose work features Maine settings and stories.  To learn more about Flahive and her books, visit her website:

The November 2 book signing is jointly sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society and the Seashore Trolley Museum.  For more information, please contact Leonard L. Brooks at  (207) 926-3188.

Cover art by Amy J. Gagnon/Courtesy of
Jean Flahive