WAYNE — The Cary Memorial Library invites the public to welcome Bobby Charles, speaking about and signing copies of his newly released book “Eagles and Evergreens: A Rural Maine Childhood,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

Just published by North Country Press, his stories take readers to unexpected places, often swirling to unexpected endings. Over four seasons, he describes Maine half a century ago: smelting and rescuing ice houses, moose encounters and indoor ermine, raising mischievous rabbits and conversing with pigs, hunting a legendary “football-sized emerald” and learning from legendary World War II veterans.

From Wayne, Charles found his way to Dartmouth, Oxford and Columbia Law School. From there, he clerked, entered law practice, spent time in two White Houses, conducted oversight for Congress and taught, also serving as a Navy Intelligence Officer and assistant secretary of state to Colin Powell.

The Cary Memorial Library is at 17 Old Winthrop Road, just off Route 133. The library is fully accessible and air-conditioned. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. For questions phone the library at 207-685-3612 or visit www.cary-memorial.lib.me.us/.

Wayne author Bobby Charles (Submitted photo)


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