John Bragg
John Bragg
Midcoast resident and mountaineer John Bragg is also a novelist. On Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m., Bragg will discuss his newly released second novel, “Exit 8,” at Camden Public Library.

In Bragg’s story, construction of the nation’s massive Interstate Highway System is under way, heading north, tearing through the bucolic Connecticut River Valley. In its path sits the small Vermont hill farm that Roland Tuttle’s ancestors settled generations ago, where Roland has spent his entire life — caring for his animals, plowing with his team of horses, harvesting by hand, walking to town, and living in the past. “Exit 8” tells the history of the Tuttle family and Roland Tuttle’s place in that history.

Bragg spoke at the Camden Public Library earlier this year on his mountaineering adventures in Patagonia. He is also the author of the mystery novel “The Broom of God.” Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation. To learn more, visit librarycamden.org.