'"MAINE." By J. Courtney Sullivan. Knopf. $25.95.
Back in the 1940s, Alice's husband, Daniel, won, in a crazy bet, three acres of land along the coast of Maine. Daniel's brothers helped the young couple build a summer cottage on the grounds, and so began a long family love affair with this particular patch of paradise. Summers in Maine were happy days for the Kellehers, with fresh seafood, cold swims in the Atlantic and children running rampant over the property.