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Friday, March 24, 2017
Local Illustrator at Launch Party for Children’s Book at Brooks Co-op on March 31 —
Marsh River Cooper- ative, 5 Veterans Highway in Brooks, will welcome Kim Jacobs from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 31, for a launch party for her book “for children of all ages,” “Princess Sophie and the Six Swans: A Tale from the . . .
Story Slam with Local Tale-Tellers at Sweet Tree in Hope March 24 —
Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church Street in Hope, will hold its fifth annual Story Slam on Friday, March 24. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; desserts and coffee will be available, and the stories start at 7:00. Shlomit Auciello, Sydney Hall, Don Kleiner . . .
The Gary Lawless Book List — The Immigrant Voice: Maine Fiction, History, Memoir and Poetry
Maine poet Gary Lawless, who owns Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick with Beth Leonard and helps others find their creative voice, suggests how Mainers can learn about the state’s newest residents through volunteering to help . . .
Grants to Thomaston Library Will Support Family Programming, Book Discussion Group
Thomaston Public Library has received two grants that will support programs at the library, at 60 Main Street in the Academy Building. The Maine Public Library Fund awarded Thomaston Library $1,000 for a series of six family . . .
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 . . .
A Democratic Book of Poetry
“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 . . .
A New Understanding of the "Poetic Photographer"
In the years following World War II when glossy news magazines — Life, Look, TIME — were in ascendancy, Kosti Ruohomaa was the most widely seen Maine artist in America and, it can be argued, internationally. . . .
A Full Dose of Richard Russo's Working-Class Humor and Tragedy
How could 23 years have slipped by since Richard Russo published “Nobody’s Fool”? Was it really in some previous century that we snorted and sniffled over the rambling adventures . . .
Edna St. Vincent Millay — Vincent: Wild, Restless, Poor, and Remarkably Free
“There was never anything calm about Vincent,” writes Krystyna Goddu in her young-adult biography of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, just released on April 1 by Chicago Review Press. . . .
Jane Mayer Gives Us an Inside Look at the Koch Brothers in Politics
To understand the motives of the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, look to their childhood — and what a rigid, harrowing youth it was, according to a new book . . .
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