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Jesup Library Online Author Talk
June 24 @ 7:00 pm
The Jesup Memorial Library is hosting an online author talk on W.S. Winslow’s “The Northern Reach” on Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m.
Frozen in grief after the loss of her son at sea, Edith Baines stares across the water at a schooner, under full sail yet motionless in the winter wind and surging tide of the Northern Reach. Edith seems to be hallucinating. Or is she? Edith’s boat-watch opens “The Northern Reach,” set in the coastal town of Wellbridge, Maine, where townspeople squeeze a living from the perilous bay or scrape by on the largesse of the summer folk and whatever they can cobble together, salvage, or grab.
At the center of town life is the Baines family — land-rich, cash-poor descendants of town founders — along with the ne’er-do-well Moody clan, the Martins of Skunk Pond and the dirt farming, bootlegging Edgecombs. Over the course of the 20th century, the families intersect, interact and intermarry, grappling with secrets and prejudices that span generations, opening new wounds and reckoning with old ghosts.
For more information, call the library at 288-4245 or visit www.jesuplibrary.org.