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Maine poet Dave Morrison will release “Psalms,” his 12th collection of poetry, on July 1. The volume, published by JukeBooks, is “equal parts poems, memoir and Zen fortune cookies … 100 short poems, arranged like beads on a string.” . . .
  • Launch Party for “Boatyard Dogs” Anthology on June 30
    Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street in Belfast, will celebrate the recent release of “Boatyard Dogs” on Friday, June 30, at 7 p.m. The book gathers together pieces from the column of the same name that has appeared in the . . .
  • The Carpenter’s Boat Shop in Pemaquid and Skidompha Library in Damariscotta are collaborating to offer the 2017 Community Read of the book “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown, the story of the University of Washington . . .
  • Penobscot Marine Museum Talk by Authors of “Caught,” Look at Maine Fishing Industry —
    Penobscot Marine Museum will present Glen Libby and Antonia Small for a discussion of their book “Caught” on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m., free and open to the public in the museum’s Visitors Center, 2 Church Street in Searsport. . . .
  • Gerry Boyle at Palermo Library —
    Palermo Community Library will host Gerry Boyle in its next “Meet the Author” program, on Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m. Boyle started his writing career as a reporter for the Maine Morning Sentinel, covering police stations and . . .
  • Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union Street in Searsport, will host its monthly book sale on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will feature books about fiber arts and crafts in addition to a wide selection of print fiction . . .
  • Author/Historian to Speak About the Hidden History of WWI —
    On Tuesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m., New York Times best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis will be at Belfast Free Library to give a talk about the hidden history of World War I. Davis is the author of “Don’t Know Much About History” . . .
  • Camden Public Library will present “Collective Voices: In the Beginning — A Maine Women’s Collective Storytelling Event” on Thursday, June 29, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., free and open to the public. . . .
  • South Thomaston Library will hold its Book/Bake Sale & Flea Market on the lawn of the little red schoolhouse at 8 Dublin Road in the Keag village from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 (rain date Saturday, July 1). . . .
  • Thomaston Public Library will present Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota for a talk based on their book “Weathering Shame” on Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m., free and open to the public. . . .
  • Al Franken Gives You (Ahem!) a Different View of the US Senate
    This may be the only memoir by a sitting U.S. senator in which the author warns a colleague standing in front of him at a presidential inauguration that he might “very well vomit the moment [the new president says] ‘So help me God.’” . . .
  • Book World — A Q&A with Richard Russo
    “Trajectory,” the new book by Richard Russo, features four long stories about various professionals in crisis. But in his novels, Russo often depicts blue-collar folks struggling to live in towns like the place . . .
  • Lehane Back in New England with Chilling Love Tale
    Dennis Lehane’s 14th novel takes the author back to his old New England stomping grounds, that fertile place of “Mystic River” and “Shutter Island.” This tale, “Since We Fell,” basing its title on an old torch ballad . . .
  • Rosenthal Presents the Evolution of the American Healthcare System
    Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal was for 22 years a reporter, corre- spondent, and senior writer at The New York Times before becoming editor in chief of Kaiser Health News, an independent journalism newsroom . . .
  • On Sunday, March 5, Waldo County native Alton Lane will share his life story at Left Bank Books in Belfast beginning at 3 p.m. Lane grew up in poverty and suffered violence, abuse and addiction from childhood until his early thirties . . .
  • Book Review: A New and Different Way to See Ourselves
    When we say we’re drawn in or absorbed by a work of art, what exactly do we mean? How does human perception work? It can be argued that art literally grabs us, tugs at us, takes us for a ride. When we stand before a Cezanne . . .
  • Book Review: Your Best Defense Against Fake News
    In an era when fake news is peeling attention away from evidence-based facts, this wittily illustrated book couldn’t have come at a better time. What Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler accomplish is nothing short of brilliant . . .
  • Lucas Graves Addresses the Unflattering Truth in Politics
    Let’s get one thing out of the way: Yes, Donald Trump makes a cameo appear- ance in Lucas Graves’ new book on the importance of fact-checking, and no, it’s not flattering. In this timely book, “Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political ..."
  • Book Review: Tim Wu Enlightens Us To Those Trying to Get Our Attention
    Are we hurtling toward a point of peak adver- tising? Our attention is becoming so completely harvested that there may be little more of ourselves to give. If we reach this saturation point, what happens then? The implications for . . .
  • In His Latest Book, le Carré Gives Us The Best Story of All
    A work by John le Carre is like an intimate conver- sation at a club, say, or a restaurant: anecdotes well told, then brilliantly expanded; “entertaining” is barely a good enough word for it. His memoir, “The Pigeon Tunnel,” is pure le Carre . . .
  • “Routes” is the third book of poetry published by the steadfast group of poets with a connection to Tenants Harbor, Maine. This book marks the 20th year of their annual poetry reading on the peninsula, an August event . . .
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