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Books about Scituate

Books about Scituate and its history have been popular among South Shore readers, says Peg Patten, owner of the Front Street Book Shop at Scituate Harbor.

Here are some examples:

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 “Sisters of Scituate Light” by Stephen Krensky and Stacey Schuett, a children’s book that recounts the tale of the Bates sisters, known for thwarting a British invasion in the War of 1812

 “Scituate” (Part of the Images of America series) by the Scituate Historical Society, John J. Galluzzo, David Ball, Fred Freitas, Carol Miles

 “Scituate, Massachusetts” (Then and Now Series) by the Scituate Historical Society

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 “Raising Scituate’s Spirits” by Kathie Mason Lee and J. Neal Gray; local residents tell of their encounters with ghosts.

 “The T.W. Lawson: The Fate of the World’s Only Seven-Masted Schooner” by Thomas Hall. The story of the ship, from construction to its wreck near Sicily.

 “Beauty, Strength, Speed: Celebrating 100 Years of Thomas W. Lawson’s Dreamwold” by John Galluzzo and Carol Miles. A look at the Lawson estate, which is just across from Scituate’s famous tower.

Books in which Scituate plays a part:

 “South of Boston: Tales From the Coastal Communities of Massachusetts Bay” by Ted Clarke, a collection of vignettes from around the region

 “Storms & Shipwrecks of New England” by Jeremy D’Entremont, Edward Rowe Snow, William Quinn; written and updated in the 1940s.

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