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Lincolnville Community Library launches David Florig’s debut novel, ‘The Stones of Ailsa Craig’

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LINCOLNVILLE — Author David Florig will discuss his debut novel, The Stones of Ailsa Craig, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., at the Lincolnville Community Library.

Have you ever wondered about the sport of curling? What is with the ice, the stone, and the broom that has captured the interest of millions of fans and found its place in the Olympics?

“Lincolnville Community Library is delighted to introduce Florig’s story, set in present-day Belfast, Maine, and in 1880s Scotland,” said LCL, in a news release.

The novel is centered around the ancient Scottish sport of curling and features a foreword by Olympic curler Tara Peterson.

“Although curling provides the context, the book will appeal to fans of historical fiction and mysteries,” said the release.

The launch event will include readings, a curling stone made from 60-million-year-old granite, Q&A, and book signing. 

All ages are welcome.

David Florig is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, as well as a member and past-president of the Pine Tree Curling Club in Portland.

The Stones of Ailsa Craig is his debut novel and is an homage to Belfast, Maine; the glorious Maine coast; and the ancient Scottish sport of curling.

David lives in Ocean Park, Maine with his wife of thirty-five years, Nancy, and their ill-mannered rescue dog, Molly Malone.

Event Date: 

Wed, 09/13/2023 - 6:30pm

Event Location: 

Lincolnville Community Library


208 Main Street
Lincolnville, ME 04849
United States