NORWAY — Lin Enger’s book, “Undiscovered Country,” will be the subject of discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Norway Memorial Library. The book is the second in a series of discussions of contemporary novels inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare.

“Undiscovered Country” is based on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “Hamlet.” The novel tells the story of 17-year-old Jesse Matson, who is the first to find his father dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while the two are deer hunting. Jesse doesn’t believe his father would have ended his own life and begins a quest to determine the truth.

Enger is a professor of English and director of the MFA program in creative writing at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. “Undiscovered Country” was published in 2008 by Little, Brown and Co., and his short stories have appeared in journals such as “Glimmer Train,” “Ascent,” “Great River Review” and “Wolf Head Quarterly.”

Enger is the recipient of numerous awards, including a James Michener Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and a travel grant from the Jerome Foundation.

Discussion will be facilitated by Margaret Reimer, PhD, who teaches literature and writing at the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Bridgton where she has taught several courses at the Senior College.

To borrow a book, use a Norway Memorial Library card using the online Minerva catalogue or call the library for assistance at 743-5309. The program is free and open to the public. Call the library for more information, stop by the information desk or visit

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