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Ipswich-Essex area inspires a bestseller

“If I could pick anywhere in the world to live,” Ann Leary said, “it would probably be in the Ipswich-Essex area.”

In truth, Leary, a former Marblehead resident, probably could live anywhere, as the wife of actor and comedian Denis Leary. Instead of moving to the North Shore from her home in Connecticut, though, she has cast our area as the fictional Wendover, Mass., in her new novel, “The Good House.”

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