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Author Talk at Jesup Library
Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Author Jeff Ryan will discuss his book “Hermit” on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.
When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine, in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. And almost 130 years later, we still don’t. A world traveler who spoke six languages fluently, Whyte came to town with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to himself. It was clear that Whyte was hiding from something – enough to make the FBI come looking. But even the feds couldn’t imagine how Whyte, who lost every penny he had when WWI broke out, amassed another fortune before he died. Based on the true story, “Hermit” follows one man’s quest to discover all he can about Whyte’s secret life before it’s too late.
For more information, call the library at 288-4245.