WINTHROP — Nationally acclaimed Maine writer Monica Wood will speak at the Bailey Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, as part of the library’s ongoing Winthrop Lakes Region Forum.

Wood will discuss her new novel “The One-in-a-Million Boy.”

Wood is the author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” the nationally renowned bestseller that recounts Wood’s Catholic upbringing, the death of her father when she was in the fourth grade and life in a mill town during labor unrest. Her novel “Any Bitter Thing” was a Book Sense Top Ten pick. Wood’s other fiction includes “Ernie’s Ark” and “My Only Story,” a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award. Her first play “Papermaker,” based on “Ernie’s Ark,” takes place in Maine. It’s about two families who collide during a strike at the local paper mill. The play recently finished a five-week run at the Portland Stage Company.

Wood was born in Mexico, Maine, to a family of paper mill workers. She has had a successful 30-year career as a writer of all things Maine.

Copies of her books will be for sale at the event, and a book signing will follow.

FMI: 207-377-8673.


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