NORWAY — Maine author Jennifer Wixson will sign copies of “

” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Books ‘N Things, Main St.

Canned sweet corn plays a central role in Wixson’s novel which tells the story of a Maine Army Guardsman who returns to his hometown of Sovereign with the secret dream of restarting the town’s defunct sweet corn canning factory, similar to “corn shops” found in many Maine towns, including Norway, West Paris, Paris and Oxford.

Now nearly forgotten, Maine once boasted a sweet corn canning industry that was second to none in the nation. The state was responsible for creating cold-hardy varieties of sweet corn, and also new technologies to help grow, harvest, and process the corn. At one point, there were nearly 150 corn shops in dozens of small Maine towns in southern and central Maine.

For more information, contact Books ‘N Things or  [email protected]

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