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    March 31, 2013

    Signings, etc.: Neil Rolde

    Award-winning historian, author, former legislator and York native Neil Rolde will talk about the newly updated edition of his book, “York Is Living History.” Originally published 41 years ago, the work features a lively, succinct history of York’s first four centuries, and is chock-full of events, drama and change. Rolde’s latest edition details changes from […]

  • Published
    March 31, 2013

    Book Review: Tracing the ebb and flow of grief

    A tsunami survivor shares her story about loss and healing in 'Wave.'

  • Published
    March 31, 2013

    Book Review: ‘Burgess Boys’ has hallmarks of a classic

    Four years after winning the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for the book “Olive Kitteridge,” Portland native Elizabeth Strout is back. Her latest novel, “The Burgess Boys,” doesn’t disappoint. This post-9/11 story of family and forgiveness, identity and dislocation, has the hallmarks of a classic and the urgency of today’s news. The plot stems from a […]

  • Published
    March 24, 2013

    American lit: How Edison changed the culture

    The national character and its bold embrace of innovation found its spark in the birth of electricity, Ernest Freeberg's new book contends.

  • Published
    March 24, 2013

    Paging mystery lovers: Try these

    New works by authors Peter May and Erin Hart are close neighbors.

  • Published
    March 24, 2013

    Book Review: Poet’s work shares how torn family shaped him

    Near the end of his extraordinary memoir, “The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry,” award-winning Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair states, “Poets are menders of broken things.” McNair is noted for his poetry about “broken New England” and the brokenness of his childhood, in having a father who abandoned the family and […]

  • Published
    March 24, 2013

    Signings, etc.: W. Jeffrey Bolster

    Professor W. Jeffrey Bolster will speak about his book, “The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail.” Since the time of the Vikings, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend on it for survival and those people have shaped the Atlantic. In his account of this interdependency, Bolster, a […]

  • Published
    July 1, 2012

    Book Review: From Salem’s lot, a dark and compelling new mystery

    Maine has a fascinating new writer in Kieran Shields, whose dense and intriguing new novel, “The Truth of All Things,” is no airy take-to-the-beach fling.

  • Published
    June 7, 2012

    Journey Into Writing announces winners

    Two Searsport juniors and a Bonny Eagle junior win $2,500 each for their entries in the Maine Community College System writing contest.

  • Published
    June 6, 2012

    Ray Bradbury, ‘Fahrenheit 451’ author, dies at 91

    Bradbury transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and his vision of a high-tech, book-burning future.

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