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Author event: Roxanna Robinson’s ‘Dawson’s Fall’

Event organizer: Hannah Cyrus
Event Date & Time: August 21, 2019 7:00 pm
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BLUE HILL — Author and summer Mount Desert Island resident Roxana Robinson will share from her new book, “Dawson’s Fall,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road.

The book is a novel based on the lives of the author’s great-grandparents, set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina. Robinson uses her family’s journal entries and letters to bring to life her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the country’s post-Civil War political, social, and moral landscape.

Robinson grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania. She attended Bennington College and studied with Bernard Malamud and Howard Nemerov. She received a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan.

This event is co-sponsored by the library and Blue Hill Books. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Books will be available for sale and signing. For more information, call the library at 207-374-5515.