Colwell, Miriam (1917 - )

Genre: General Fiction

Born in Prospect Harbor, Miriam Colwell lived with her maternal grandparents as her mother died when Miriam was a toddler and her father was ill with tuberculosis. She graduated from Winter Harbor High School and then attended the University of Maine, Orono, majoring in English. She left before graduating to live in New York where she was a freelance and advertising copywriter. She returned to Prospect Harbor in 1940 and became the town's postmaster; her grandfather had held the position but had been forced to leave when he reached the mandatory retirement age. Colwell was 23 and the youngest postmaster in the United States.

Selected Bibliography

  • Wind Off the Water (1945)
  • Day of the Trumpet (1947)
  • Young (1955)
  • Contentment Cove (2006)

Selected Resources