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Author of ‘E.B. White on Dogs’ shares family stories at Bar Harbor library

Posted Oct. 22, 2013, at 7:58 p.m.
MelRice | BDN
MelRice | BDN

BAR HARBOR — Join Martha White, the granddaughter of beloved children’s author E.B. White, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. for an evening devoted to the new book, “E.B. White on Dogs,” a compilation of the best and funniest essays, poems, letters, and sketches by her grandfather depicting more than a dozen of his canine companions.

Some previously unpublished photographs from the E. B. White Estate show the family dogs, from the first collie, to various labs, Scotties, dachshunds, and mutts, all well-loved.

This is a book for readers and writers who recognize a good sentence and a masterful turn of a phrase; for E. B. White fans looking for more from their favorite author; and for dog lovers who may not have discovered the wit, style, and compassion of this most distinguished of American essayists.

Sherman’s Books, the co-sponsor of this event, will be on hand with copies for purchase and a portion of the proceeds from all books sold that evening will be donated to the library.

E. B. White is best known for his children’s books, “Charlotte’s Web,” “Stuart Little,” and “The Trumpet of the Swan.” A longtime resident of a saltwater farm in North Brooklin, Maine, he was a columnist for The New Yorker for more than half a century, and was co-author of Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style.”

Martha White is executor of his literary estate, and has compiled this collection including favorite essays such as “Two Letters, Both Open,” which takes on the Internal Revenue Service, and “Bedfellows,” with its so-called “fraudulent reports” from an ignoble old dachshund named Fred.

Go to the dogs with us at the Jesup during this terrifically fun evening.

For more information, call the library at 207-288-4245.

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