CAMDEN — Midcoast resident and mountain climber extraordinaire, John Bragg, just happens to also be a novelist. On Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m., Bragg will be discussing his newly released second novel, Exit 8, at the Camden Public Library.
In Bragg’s story, construction of the nation’s massive Interstate Highway System is under way, heading north, tearing through the bucolic Connecticut River Valley. In its path sits the small Vermont hill farm that Roland Tuttle’s ancestors settled generations ago, where Roland has spent his entire life — caring for his animals, plowing with his team of horses, harvesting by hand, walking to town, and living in the past.
Exit 8 tells the history of the Tuttle family and Roland Tuttle’s place in that history. It is a story of personal choice, nature’s dark beauty, and the often unremarked costs of progress. Most of all, it is the story of Roland Tuttle, a man confronted with the loss of the only world he knows and loves.
John Bragg presented at the Camden Public Library earlier this year on his mountaineering adventures in Patagonia.
Bragg is also the author of the mystery novel, The Broom of God.
Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation. To learn more, visit librarycamden.org.