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My Mother's Books

Date: March 10, 2019

Time: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: North Dining Hall, UMF, 111 South St. Farmington, ME

Bill Roorbach to Speak on "My Mother's Books"

Bill Roorbach, best-selling novelist, will speak on "My Mother's Books", a personal view of book collections, at 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 10th, in the North Dining Hall at UMF Farmington. The talk, which is presented by the Shiretown Bookers, is free and open to the public.

Roorbach's newest book is The Girl of the Lake, a collection of stories from Algonquin, which was longlisted for the 2017 Story Prize and finalist for the Maine Literary Award in Fiction, 2017. Also from Algonquin are the novels The Remedy for Love, one of six finalists for the 2015 Kirkus Fiction Prize, and the bestselling Life Among Giants, which won a Maine Literary Award in 2012. His nonfiction books include Temple Stream, Summers with Juliet, and Into Woods.

Roorbach was a 2018 Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and is currently a Fellow of the NEA. His last academic position was the William H.P. Jenks Chair in American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He says he loves teaching, but he loves not teaching more. He lives in Farmington with a painter and an actor.

North Dining Hall is located in the Olsen Student Center, at 111 South Street in Farmington.