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“Sunrise and the Real World” with Author Martha Tod Dudman

Thursday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

The Camden Public Library welcomes Maine author Martha Tod Dudman for a reading and discussion of her novel, Sunrise and the Real World on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 PM. This program will be in-person only. Books will be for sale and signings afterwards. **Please note that only cash or check will be accepted.**

When Lorraine, a recent college graduate, starts work at a residential treatment center for troubled teens, she quickly finds herself absorbed into a world very distant from the idyllic lobsters-and-lighthouses fairy tale she had always associated with Maine. Instead, she discovers a landscape of abused and angry teenagers, illicit romance, and danger. Still, she grows to love the place and its people until events shatter her confidence in the world and her own morality. Years later, disheartened and battered by life, Lorraine is unexpectedly drawn back to that world to confront the person she was, the choices she made, and the bitter ghosts that still haunt her. In Sunrise and the Real World, Martha Tod Dudman has penned a taut and spellbinding coming-of-age novel that will stay with you long into the night.

Martha Tod Dudman lives in Maine and is the author of Dawn, Expecting to Fly, Black Olives, and Augusta, Gone, which was adapted as an award-winning film.