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Bestselling Maine author Paul Doiron to speak in Southwest Harbor

Posted July 10, 2014, at 11:50 a.m.
Courtesy of Paul Doiron
Courtesy of Paul Doiron

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main St., Southwest Harbor

For more information: 244-7065

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — Bestselling author, Paul Doiron, will speak about his new book, “The Bone Orchard,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main St.

Doiron’s novels, which star protagonist Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, takes place in rural Maine and share common themes: income inequality and the consequences of disconnection from nature. Doiron has witnessed mansions being built along the coast just down the road from trailer parks plagued by drugs. He also has seen people struggle with fishing industries that are no longer sustainable. Mr. Doiron combines these concerns with solid writing making him a well respected Maine writer.

Mr. Doiron is the former editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. “The Poacher’s Son,” the first in his series, won the Barry award and the Strand award for Best First Novel, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity awards in the same category. He lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist.

The Bangor Daily News named Doiron one of its 12 Mainers to watch in 2012.

There will be a book signing after his talk. For more information, call the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 244-7065.

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