Babson Magazine

Fall 2016

News, Notes + Nods


Imagine That

Mark Fins emails, “My debut novel, Imagine That, is written for adults but told in my 8-year-old voice. The book is about an imaginative and lonely boy during post-World War II America, in Worcester, Mass., where I grew up. I actually met John Woodman Higgins, the successful Worcester industrialist and founder of the Higgins Armory Museum, and visited his home. The novel has a character based upon Mr. Higgins, who befriends the young boy. Their mutual ability to conjure up imaginary worlds to cope with reality is the basis of the story.”