Maine Man: Iconic nature writer and novelist at Bar Harbor library

Posted Nov. 07, 2012, at 7:13 p.m.
MelRice | BDN

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME

For more information: Ruth Eveland; 207-288-4245;

BAR HARBOR — Don’t miss this event! Award-winning nature writer and novelist Bill Roorbach comes to the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street, on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. to read from his work, meet folks, and sign books, which will be available for purchase during the event thanks to Sherman’s book store.

Bill’s warmth, humor and irascible irreverence should make for a fun evening.

His newest book, a novel out this month, is “Life Among Giants,” the story of David “Lizard” Hochmeyer, who at 17 is nearly 7 feet tall, the star quarterback of his high school football team, and Princeton-bound. But then his parents are gunned down in front of him; Lizard and his sister Kate, suddenly parentless, are left adrift and full of questions about what secrets lie behind the murders. It only takes a lifetime to set things right again.

Publisher’s Weekly calls the novel “a soapy and thrilling indulgence, a tale of opulence, love triangles, and madness, set against a sumptuous landscape of lust and feasts …”

Mr. Roorbach is the author of eight books including “Temple Stream,” about a waterway near his home in Farmington, for which he won the Maine Prize in Nonfiction in 2006.