FARMINGTON — DDG Booksellers, 193 Broadway, will host an author presentation and book signing of the book “Girl of the Lake” by award-winning Maine author Bill Roorbach at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. 

Roorbach’s “Girl of the Lake” is a collection of short stories released from Algonquin in June of this year. His new collection captures a virtuoso in his prime. Roorbach’s characters are unforgettable: among them an adventurous boy who learns what courage really is when an aging nobleman recounts history to him; a couple hiking through the mountains whose vacation and relationship ends catastrophically; a teenager being pursued by three sisters all at once; a tech genius who exacts revenge on his wife and best friend over a stolen kiss from years past. These moving and funny stories are as rich in scope, emotional, and memorable as Roorbach’s novels.

Also authored by Roorbach and released from Algonquin are “The Remedy for Love,” a finalist for the 2015 Kirkus Prize, and the bestselling “Life Among Giants,” which won a Maine Literary Award in 2012. An earlier collection, “Big Bend,” won the Flannery O’Connor and O. Henry prizes in 2000. His memoir in nature, “Temple Stream,” just released in a new paperback edition by Down East Books, won the Maine Literary Award in nonfiction 2005. He has just been named a 2018 Civitella Ranieri Foundation fellow.

Roorbach lives in Farmington with his wife, Juliet Karelsen, who is a visual artist, and their daughter, Elysia Roorbach, an aspiring ballerina and full-time teen.

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