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Author Jim Krosschell on new book, ‘One Man's Maine’


Author Jim Krosschell will present a talk about his new book, One Man's Maine, at the Rockland Public Library on Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m.

Maine is a talisman of the American imagination, offering beauty and wildlife to natives and tourists. Over the last few years, Krosschell has published many essays about the wonders and challenges of Maine's environment, and One Man's Maine collects and edits them into 16 pairs. The first essays of each pair employ the natural icons of Maine — lobster, moose, blueberries, lupine — to reach into matters of human significance. These are familiar essays that combine science and belief, observation and emotion. The second essays are broader and more discursive and take on a fuller range of experiences in this beloved state.

Krosschell worked in science publishing in the Boston area for 30 years, starting as a 29-year-old production assistant, avoiding the real world until then by grad school, Peace Corps, travel and TESOL teaching. Those years included hundreds of visits to Maine. After retirement, he began writing much more regularly: more than 50 journals and magazines have published his essays, many of which are collected in this volume. He now divides his time between Newton, Mass., and Owls Head. In addition to writing and contributing to the welfare of the Maine Turnpike, he is president of the Coastal Mountains Land Trust Board of Directors.

Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This event is free and open to the public. FMI: 594-0310.

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Rockland Public Library