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When Nan Narboe reached her 60s, the ground beneath her shifted unsettlingly. She had never lied about her age, but now, when people asked how old she was, she would experience a disconnect. “I had a sense of not knowing . . .
  • Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) will hold four workshops this fall in the midcoast. . . .
  • In early October, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) will launch a new memoir master class with midcoast author Susan Hand Shetterly. The workshop will meet on three Saturdays, October 7 and 21, and November 4 . . .
  • An Intimate History Of The War in Vietnam
    Few histories of the Vietnam War shy away from contentious questions or bold conclusions. Was the United States right to wage war in Southeast Asia? Why did Washington fail to achieve its objectives? What are the key lessons . . .
  • Beginning on Wednesday, October 4, at 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library will offer a three-part book study group on “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants” by . . .
  • Reading and Book Signing at Cushing Library —
    Lois Delano Faulking- ham will read from her new novel, “Girls Night Out,” a sequel to “Uncle Sam’s Mistress,” on Saturday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at the Cushing Public Library, located at 39 Cross Road in Cushing. Copies of her books . . .
  • Residents of Rockport will soon be asked to participate in a community-wide survey being conducted by the Portland Research Group to determine a path forward for the Rockport Public Library. The library has been a topic . . .
  • Photographer Uses Camera Drone for “Gull’s-Eye” Portraits of Lobster Boats
    The nonprofit Island Institute, based in Rockland, is featuring on the cover of the new edition of Island Journal, its annual publication, photographs of Maine lobster boats taken from directly above by professional photographer Mark Fleming using a camera drone
  • Former Moscow Reporter Susan Glasser on the Books That Explain Vladimir Putin’s Russia
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his confidants deal readily in the dark arts of kompromat, the not-at-all-subtle use of damaging information, real or faked, against enemies. It’s straight out of the KGB playbook in which Putin was . . .
  • Book World — Thoreau Biography Relives Those New England Lives All Over Again
    This new biography is the master- piece that the gadfly of youthful America deserves. I have been reading Henry David Thoreau and reading about him for 40 years; I’ve written a book about him myself. Yet often I responded to . . .
  • Book Review: Connelly Kicks Off New Detective Series
    Michael Connelly has two best-selling series in progress, one about Detective Harry Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department and another about Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer. This month Connelly is publishing . . .
  • Blumenthal Describes A Political Genius
    It was no small feat that Abraham Lincoln was able to maneuver his re-election in 1864. The last president to win a second term, Andrew Jackson, did so in 1832 with his party united and without the weight of a bloody, three-year-old war. . . .
  • All That is Shiny is Not Necessarily Good
    What is gold? Is it the essential bedrock of fiscal prudence? Is it a political football, with fortunes and importance determined by far greater forces? Or is it a mere distraction at the margins of the global financial system — attracting . . .
  • Two Books That Wonder About the World As We Know It
    Superpowers come and go, but it’s rare that one puts in for early retirement. The Trump presidency, with its dismissal of friends, deference to enemies and disdain for leadership, is leaving a void at the center of that place we . . .
  • King Returns to a Signature Locale, This Time with Co-Author Chizmar
    In the course of his majorly prolific career, Stephen King has collaborated successfully on a number of projects, notably “The Talisman” and “Black House,” dark epic fantasies co-written with Peter Straub. Now, specialty publisher . . .
  • 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 . . .
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