The Secret Life of Maple Syrup

Posted July 13, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: 207-288-4245;

Douglas Whynott, critically acclaimed author of four nonfiction books, will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his latest work, “The Sugar Season.”

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In this fascinating look at the maple syrup industry, Mr. Whynott follows maple syrup entrepreneur Bruce Bascom through one tumultuous season. Along the way, he reveals the inner workings of the multimillion-dollar maple sugar industry, complete with a Maple Hall of Fame, a black market, a major syrup heist monitored by Homeland Security, a Canadian organization called The Federation, and the OPEC-like Global Strategic Reserve – yes, this is nonfiction!

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