'More bowling than polo'

  The rather gritty old mill town of Norwich, in  inland eastern Connecticut, which, with a few exceptions such as Pomfret and Brooklyn, is poorer than Fairfield and Litchfield counties in the west, which are enriched by New York City money, especially from Wall Street. Wally Lamb is from Norwich.

The rather gritty old mill town of Norwich, in  inland eastern Connecticut, which, with a few exceptions such as Pomfret and Brooklyn, is poorer than Fairfield and Litchfield counties in the west, which are enriched by New York City money, especially from Wall Street. Wally Lamb is from Norwich.

"Eastern Connecticut is very different from Western; we're more liverwurst than pâté, more bowling than polo."

-- Wally Lamb

  "Low Tide, Riverside Yacht Club"    (1894),     Greenwich, Conn., in Fairfield, County,   by Theodore Robinson .  The town is well known for its elite golf and yacht clubs.

"Low Tide, Riverside Yacht Club"  (1894),   Greenwich, Conn., in Fairfield, County, by Theodore Robinson. The town is well known for its elite golf and yacht clubs.