LINCOLNVILLE — Author and book critic Elizabeth Hand will lead a discussion on “Fiction from the Maine Perspective” on Wednesday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at the Lincolnville Community Library.
Hand, who lives in Lincolnville, will tell how she has used Maine as the backdrop in her books, particularly Generation Loss, and also talk about the role of the Maine setting in titles by other Maine writers.
The discussion will highlight the library’s Maine fiction collection, which it has recently expanded with more than forty new books thanks to a generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust. The new titles include works by Maine authors Kenneth Roberts, Ruth Moore, Sarah Orne Jewett, John Connolly, Gerry Boyle, Stephen King, Cathie Pelletier, and many more.
This program will be of interest to anyone who enjoys and wants to learn more about works by Maine writers, according to the Library, in a news release.
Members of the library’s book group will share their thoughts on the following novels from the fiction collection: Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand, Rabble in Arms by Kenneth Roberts, Spoonhandle by Ruth Moore, The One-Way Bridge by Cathie Pelletier, Once Burned by Gerry Boyle, and Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King.
The Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust was established in 1986 to help libraries better serve Maine communities with a population of less than 10,000. According to the Maine Community Foundation, Samuel Rudman frequently traveled throughout Maine on business and was struck by the number of libraries he saw and their clear commitment to learning and reading. He and his wife wanted to encourage libraries in smaller communities to continue to expand their services.
The library is at 208 Main Street in Lincolnville Center.
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