Read ME 2024: Discussion of The Road to Dalton by Shannon Bowring

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Book Discussions

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Adults (Ages 18+)

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Read ME is a statewide summer reading program offered by the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books. Each year a well-known Maine author recommends two titles by lesser-known Maine authors with libraries and their patrons participating in a summer of reading and discussing the featured books.  The 2024 featured books—recommended by Jaed Coffin -- are "Moon in Full: A modern-day coming-of-age story" by Marpheen Chann and "The Road to Dalton" by Shannon Bowring. The Maine Humanities Council is a statewide non-profit that uses books, poetry, and big ideas to bring people together to discuss issues of importance.  MHC programs and grants encourage critical thinking and conversations across social, economic, and cultural boundaries.

Maine Calling will host the 2024 Program Kickoff on Maine Public Radio on Thursday, May 30, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join us to discuss "The Road to Dalton" on August 14 at 4:00 p.m.  The book discussion will be held in person in the Conference Room located on the ground floor.  

For those planning to participate in the discussion, we have a limited number of copies of "The Road to Dalton" available. To register for a free copy, go to the program description on July 11, which is when the books will be available for pick up.

An online author talk with Shannon Bowring will be held on Thursday, August 15 starting at 7:00 p.m.

For more information on the Maine Humanities Council Read ME program, visit