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Book release party for Lea Wait: Civil War-era “Uncertain Glory” to launch April 6 in Wiscasset

Posted March 05, 2014, at 1:06 p.m.
Uncertain Glory
Uncertain Glory

Sunday, April 6, 2014 4 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Le Garage Restaurant, 15 Water Street, Wiscasset, ME

For more information: Melissa Kim; 207 846 3344; islandportpress.com

Young Joe Wood has a dream: to run his own newspaper. And when a cousin dies and leaves him a printing press, he has a chance to make the dream come true. Little does he know that he and his press will soon become the town’s main source of news as the nation plunges into a civil war, and he and his friends will face personal and public challenges they never could have imagined. Maine author Lea Wait tells the story of Joe and his friends in her new young adult historical novel, Uncertain Glory, to be released in April from Islandport Press.

Join Lea Wait to celebrate the launch of Uncertain Glory on Sunday, April 6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at Le Garage Restaurant, 15 Water Street in Wiscasset. The author will make brief remarks, to be followed by book sales/signing, light refreshments, and a cash bar. The event is free and open to the public.

The book is already earning advance praise. Publishers Weekly says “this excellent historical coming-of-age novel set at the dawn of the American Civil War … [is] a fascinating look at small-town life during a pivotal moment in American history.” Kirkus Reviews calls it “a worthy and entertaining trip back through time.”

Wait is the author of four acclaimed historical novels for children set in 19th century Maine. She also writes the popular Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, traditional adult mysteries featuring antique print dealer and community college professor Maggie Summer. She is married to artist Bob Thomas, and blogs at www.mainecrimewriters.com with nine other Maine mystery writers. Learn more about her at www.leawait.com.

Islandport Press is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. For more information, please call 207-846-3344, visit www.islandportpress.com or e-mail info@islandportpress.com.

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