By: John C. Mutter
In Disaster Profiteers, John C. Mutter writes about a hidden tragedy that accompanies natural disasters. This tragedy does not happen during the disasters themselves or within the weeks following the disasters. The tragedy happens after the aid workers leave, and after the hype has died down. That is when the elite intervene and keep the survivors impoverished.
By: Sarah Mae
Have you ever wished that you could live a different life? Sarah Mae has a strong desire to be immersed in all of the history, art and food of the Parisian lifestyle. Longing for Paris is about Mae’s struggle to live the life of a Parisian princess, without abandoning the friends, family and life that she already has.
By: Simon Goodman
Simon Goodman’s grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. It was only recently, after the death of his father, that Goodman discovered a long-hidden family interest: world-class art. In The Orpheus Clock, Goodman documents his quest to recover old works of art that the Nazis stole from his family years ago.
By: Kate Christensen
How to Cook a Moose was inspired by Kate Christensen’s move to Maine and New Hampshire, as well as the slow-food movement that has re-energized sustainable farming. This book sends the reader on a journey into the lives of people who are trying to make do with what they can and still produce delicious and healthy food.
By: Anna Badkhen
Anna Badkhen joins a family of nomadic Fulani cowboys as they embark on their annual migration across Mali’s Sahel grasslands. The nomadic family embraces Badkhen as one of their own, and she is able to learn about their way of life, as well as things that threaten it, like Islamic militants and climate change.
In an extended “stand-up comedy style”, master performer Lynne Cullen will introduce you to a real-life Lois Lane, two cat burglars(one feline, one human), a junk food goddess, and many more colorful characters. Join us for a night of laughter from one funny comedian. A full biography on Lynne Cullen can be found at http://www.lynnecullen.com/index.htm
“Joseph A. Conforti brings to life the Gilded Age of Fall River in this engaging portrait of Lizzie Borden’s world. Gracefully written and with detailed attention to conflicts of class, ethnicity, and gender, Conforti’s nuanced analysis sheds new light on an old murder.” Elizabeth De Wolfe, University of New England, prize-winning author of “The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories”
Conforti will talk about the infamous murder and his research which brings new light to the one of New England’s oldest cases. He will have books available for purchase and will sign copies if requested.
Join admissions representatives from eight colleges and universities as they sit on a panel facilitated by College for Maine Androscoggin. Following the panel discussion and a brief Q&A session, in college fair format admissions reps will be available with information specific to their schools. More information is available here.
A book review by Faith Thompson
The deadly Ringwraiths are searching for a hobbit — Frodo Baggins. They want what he carries: The Ring of Power, which will enable the Dark Lord Sauron, its creator, to reclaim his rule. If Sauron recovers his Ring, all will be lost.
Battling Orcs, greedy men, and the Wraiths themselves — and aided by his gardener Sam, a wizard named Gandalf, and a mysterious Ranger named Aragorn — Frodo makes his painfully slow way across Middle-earth to Mordor, Sauron’s kingdom. This is the only place where the Ring can be destroyed. Its seduction is so great that no one can wield it. All Frodo can hope for is the Ring’s destruction.
Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Tolkein, J.