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Explorations Read-Aloud: “The Other Island: Ben’s Story” by Barbara Kent Lawrence
Friday, September 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction. This is a program to help keep our community connected to books during the pandemic when we are unable to meet in person.
For September 24, Coté will read aloud from Barbara Kent Lawrence’s novel, The Other Island: Ben’s Story. Summary: In Islands of Time, Becky Granger, the daughter of a prominent New York family visiting Maine for the summer, told her story about falling in love with Ben Bunker, an islander from a family of Maine fishermen. Now, in the sequel, Ben tells his side of the story. Ben’s account deepens our understanding of the characters and events in Islands of Time but stands as a compelling story on its own. Ben, now a fisherman and a marine biologist, also shares his experience and perspective on the changing fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, and the ways in which these changes affect his family and community, as well as all of us who share this planet and its oceans.
Thoughts to share? Book ideas to suggest?
Contact Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org