Tuesday, December 3 to Thursday, December 5, 2013; 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME
Contact: Lisa Frazell; 207-947-8336
The Bangor Public Library houses one of the largest collections in the state, with over 500,000 volumes and counting. Additionally, the Library offers local authors the opportunity to showcase their work and provides the community the chance to interact and get copies signed from their local favorites. The beginning of December is no exception with two author presentations. The first, Sherry Auger presents her book Willow Brook on Tuesday, December 3rd from 5:30 -6:30 p.m. The second features Richard Shain Cohen and his book, Our Seas of Fear and Love, on Thursday, December 5th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
“We love having an avenue for local authors to discuss their works,” says Barbara McDade, Director. “The world wouldn’t be what it is without writers and we enjoy giving the community the opportunity to ask questions and get involved with these authors.”
Willow Brook, by Sherry Auger, is a crossover paranormal fantasy. Following the story of fourteen year old Janet Marley, after school let out for the summer, she encountered strange happenings in the sleepy town of Willow Brook, Maine. The town was undergoing a transformation; buildings were fading, the landscape was different, and she was feeling a tug towards the woods. Marley is catapulted into the seventeenth century and comes face to face with the ghost of one of her ancestors who was hung at the age of six, accused of being a witch during the Salem witch trials. Janet learns that if she doesn’t remain in the past, she will not have a future.
Author Richard Shain Cohen will be presenting on his latest book, Our Seas of Fear and Love, a romance-family saga set primarily in Maine but also in Europe, Boston, and the Southwest. Calm and stormy seas are emblematic of the characters, their influence upon one another, and the conflicts and love expressed among the four main characters – Brigit, Deirdre, Gregory and Étienne Moreau, a man who searches out art treasures to sell to museums. Étienne takes as his partner Deirdre, a dark-haird, vivacious beauty he meets during WWII when she was an OSS member and he was head of a Maquis group. Brigit, an extremely attractive red-haired woman and nurse cares for Gregory, wounded during the war and who becomes a well-known medical researcher. Gregory and Brigit have fallen in love and plan their marriage. Deirdre then sets her sight on Gregory, ignoring her lover and partner Étienne, and a conflict occurs between the two women. In the end, the effects of love triumph in contrast to vainness that damages self and others as the seas of fear and love engulf all.
Both authors provide the community an opportunity to purchase a copy of the book and have it signed. For more information, call the Library at 947-8336, or visit www.bangorpubliclibrary.org.