The From-Aways is a novel about two women who are outsiders to Menamon, Maine, but move there at about the same time. This is the kind of book I always tend to like. Sometimes books about women in a small town end up dealing with deep, dark issues. Sometimes they are fluffy beach reads. Either one suits me fine. Unfortunately, this book fell flat. The book had potential in the beginning, but quickly became boring and the writing quality just isn’t good. There are parts of the book where I should definitely be feeling something in connection with the story and characters, but I just felt a desire for the book to be over. The only positive of the book is that there is sexuality diversity in the form of a lesbian main character.