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Dover Author Publishes New Book

A young girl, spending many of her growing-up years in a boardinghouse with her aunt and uncle, forms a special relationship with her fellow boarders. This extended family of hers can’t help but influence the girl’s outlook on living, on learning, and on loving. From her youth, she views the characters around her with awe and bewilderment, love and respect, and sometimes-even disdain.
Her interaction with the group, along with stories of the small town where the house is located, paints a vivid picture—one that is sure to give the reader a real glimpse into basic human nature and embraces the good and, certainly, the not so good. And while the story takes place in “the olden days,” there comes the realization that people today are pretty much still the same.

A resident of Dover, New Hampshire, Geraldine Sylvester is retired after serving in state government for three different governors. She was the first woman elected to the Dover City Council, where she served for seven terms, and also the first female mayor. She and her husband Bob divide their time between their homes in NH and Guana Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas.
Aunt Harriet and Me: Life in the Boarding House is a 146-page paperback with a retail price of $16.00. The ISBN is 978-1-43490838-4. Dorrance Publishing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania published it. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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