Thriller gets nod
from NYT expert 

NORWAY — Norway Memorial Library will host Carl Howe Hansen, author of the novel “Destiny” on at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 30, for a reading and signing. Hansen has lived in Port Clyde, Naples and Bethel, before returning to his home in Sandwich, N.H. He labored as a musician, skier, technician, cabinetmaker, and freelance writer before finishing his first novel.

In “Destiny,” Dr. Peter Petersen’s effort to resolve an environmental threat evolves into a global catastrophe, a rescue, and family reconciliation. Rebecca Pepper Sinkler, former editor-in-chief of the “New York Times Book Review,” says “Don’t start this book if you have anything urgent to do. You won’t be able to put it down.”

Petersen’s discovery of bacteria designed to clean up oil spills promises a solution to environmental disaster, but when it is released prematurely, it threatens to end the world as we know it. Wild adventures at sea, a geopolitical crisis, a frantic race to avert calamity—all are made human by the story of two brilliant but estranged brothers, grappling with their past. To top it all, there’s the story of first love in the face of an impending catastrophe.

Books N Things of Norway will provide books for purchase at this event. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Island Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes community sustainability on Maine’s islands.

For more information, please call the library at 743-5309 or visit

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