Summer is here and bringing some relaxation time with it! Take advantage of your downtime by reading these books about the Eastern Shore!

A good book is a great (and less expensive) way of taking advantage of some of the downtime you might have this summer! You can go on an adventure, get to know different people, and learn about different experiences -- all from the comfort of your couch or bed. Here are some books about the Eastern Shore you might want to add to your reading list!

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass recounts the life of the infamous escaped slave, writer, newspaper editor, orator, and abolitionist -- all in his own words. You are a witness to Douglass's vivid details of his experiences as an enslaved person, growing up in Talbot County, and his escape from Maryland's Eastern Shore to freedom in the North. Through this book, you'll learn more about the history of Talbot County, the experiences of African Americans in the 1800s, and the life of one of the Eastern Shore's most famous residents!

Chesapeake: A Novel

[caption id="attachment_9791" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of[/caption]   Author: James A. Michener Michener's Chesapeake takes on the long history of the Eastern Shore, from its Native American beginnings to the present! You go on this journey with Edmund Steed as he joins John Smith on his voyage to the New World. And Michener also weaves the stories of others in with Edmund's. Chesapeake will allow you to imagine the history of the diverse and historically rich Eastern Shore as if you were there, too!

Moses and the Monster and Miss Anne

[caption id="attachment_9792" align="aligncenter" width="332"] Courtesy of[/caption] Author: Carole C. Marks Moses and the Monster and Miss Anne informs readers about three unique women: Harriet Tubman, Patty Cannon, and Anna Ella Carroll! Each woman was a Marylander who was renowned for her deeds and reputation. You'll read along as Marks exposes and explores the facets of these ladies' legacies and their roles in greater debates on slavery, the transformation that would come from abolishing slavery, and the change in gender relations during their time!

Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake

[caption id="attachment_9793" align="aligncenter" width="488"] Courtesy of[/caption] Author: Mindie Burgoyne Don't forget to turn on a light when you're reading Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake! Burgoyne drags up the Eastern Shore's ghosts by investigating and recounting the legends and events that shook this side of the shore and possibly left behind some otherworldly guests, from the Cosden Murder Farm to the Kent Manor Inn. You'll be left seeing the Eastern Shore in a way you never did before! Do any of these books interest you? Or have you read any of these books before? If you have, which one would you recommend someone add to their reading list? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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