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Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Author of Novel About Women in Saudi Arabia to Read in Damariscotta December 2
    Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop and Café, 158 Main Street in Damariscotta, will host a reading and signing by Kay Hardy Campbell to mark the launch of her novel “A Caravan of Brides,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. . . .
  • Camden-Rockport Elementary School and Camden-Rockport Middle School invite the public to join in their winter Community Book Read of “Creating Innovators — The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World,” by Tony Wagner. . . .
  • Three Books Explore The Dark Side: Alt-Right America
    If Donald Trump did not exist, it would be necessary to prevent him. Trump’s electoral victory one year ago this week was not merely his own, nor that of the befuddled party that relinquished its nomination to him. It was also a triumph for . . .
  • Local Author Walks an Ancient Pilgrimage Route
    There are several major categories of books written about walking the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, a network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe for roughly 500 miles, from St. Jean Pied . . .
  • An Intimate History Of The War in Vietnam
    Few histories of the Vietnam War shy away from conten- tious 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 . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • 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. . . .
  • 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 . . .
  • 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 . . .
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