11:00 - 1:00 Brian Robbins; Bearin's - The Book. Author reading/talk and signing.
Description: Bearins (bâr'ns)When youre on the water, the act of figuring out where you are and whats going on is known as getting your bearings. The same applies to life itself. In the Northeast, we often dont fuss around with the letter g at the ends of our words. Therefore, Bearinswhich has been the name of a column in Commercial Fisheries News for over 20 years.
This is an author-selected sampling of those columns, the best of his unique blend of humor, wry observations, and personal reflections on life. While originally written for a fishing audience, Brian Robbins columns encompass characters, situations, and themes bound to resonate with all readers. He'll make you laugh, maybe even shed a tear, and definitely leave you wanting more.
11:00 - 1:00 Matt Curry, One Season At a Time, and Adventures Afield; Reflections of a Maine Outdoorsman. Author Signing. Adventures and excursions from two outdoorsmen’s journals about their hunting, fishing, and hunting hounds experiences and other events. Although both authors had wives and families, their outdoor lifestyle couldn’t be denied. Responsible and irresponsible share a fine line. At times they leaned over the line in their pursuit of this outdoor life, often with comical results.
1:00 - 3:00 Ardeana Hamlin, Abbott's Reach, Pink Chimneys; Author reading, talk & signing.
Description: Set in nineteenth century Maine, Abbott's Reach is the story of a headstrong and emotional young woman setting sail on her honeymoon voyage with her sea captain husband. Their travels around Cape Horn to Hawaii and back home again, are rife with excitement, romance, adventure and family strife. This gripping novel is the sequel to the author's now-classic Pink Chimneys, set around a notorious Bangor brothel.
Ardeana Hamlin grew up in Bingham, Maine, in the 1950s and 1960s in the days of the river drives, the veneer mill and the woods operations. Now a newspaper journalist, she lives in Hamden, Maine, and is the author of two previous novels, Pink Chimneys and A Dream of Paris.
2:00 - 4:00 John McDonald, Down the Road a Piece, and A Moose and a Lobster Walk Into a Bar, author talk/signing
Description: We thought about calling this "Get Lost with John McDonald." John wanted to call it just "Get Lost!" Regardless of the title, John is back, this time offering tips to tourists and trying to help them better "understand" the state of Maine-from its history to its weather to its unique vocabulary. Also great for natives looking to brush up on their home state or just looking to laugh. Hilarious. Also by John; A Moose and a Lobster Walk Into a Bar
3:00 - 4:30 Rebekah Raye,Bear-ly There, The Very Best Bed: Author reading(s), talk & signing.
Description: A bushy gray squirrel is ready for bed, but where will he sleep tonight? He finds a cozy den, but a big black bear is already sleeping there. On his way up a tree, he sees a family of bats, but sleeping upside down doesn't suit him. A beaver slaps his tail on the pond before he dives down to his bed in his lodge, but the squirrel doesn't want to get his feet wet. Here's a snug hole in a tree, but it's overflowing with raccoon babies. Rebekah Raye's wonderful watercolor paintings take us along on the gray squirrel's search for just the right bed. Where, oh where, will he sleep tonight?
Rebekah Raye is an artist beloved for her bird and animal paintings and sculpture, derived from her affinity with the natural world around her at her studio in East Blue Hill, Maine. She illustrated Thanks to the Animals, by Allen Sockabasin, and teaches workshops for children and adults.