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One Park – One Read Spoonhandle Discussion with Dennis Damon

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Date: Tuesday Feb 09, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. -


As part of Southwest Harbor Public Library’s One Park – One Read program for the Acadia National Park Centennial, Dennis Damon will talk about Ruth Moore, her writing, and her classic Maine novel, Spoonhandle.

Spoonhandle is a novel about a Maine island community in transition. The story focuses on two brothers, Willie and Hod Stilwell, who defy the town with their independence and indifference to wealth, Ann Freeman, who returns home after living in New York City for years and upsets her father by falling in love with Hod, and Donny, an orphan who yearns for a sense of belonging.

Mr. Damon knew Ruth Moore well and spent quite a bit of time talking to her about her writing and philosophy. His discussion of Spoonhandle will address how it pertains to stewardship of our islands and how it offers a vivid sense of place, for which Moore’s writing was well known. Mr. Damon will also read excerpts of Moore’s writing as well as one or two ballads. There will be time for discussion.

Copies of Spoonhandle can be borrowed from the Library or purchased at cost. For more information call the library at 207-244-7065.

Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor

Event Sponsor(s): Southwest Harbor Public Library 

This is a free event.

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