Adult Summer Reading Kick Off with Author Bill Roorbach

Bill Roorbach, author

Bill Roorbach, nationally-known author and Scarborough resident, reads from and discusses Lucky Turtle, newly released by Algonquin Books to kick off summer reading.

This program will take place after hours in the center of our Library, where chairs can be "distanced." Masks are encouraged for audience members. This program is free and open to the public. Copies of Lucky Turtle will be available for purchase and Bill will be available after the talk to sign them. Click here to register.

“An epic love story . . . No greater reading pleasure to be had anywhere.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“No one writes about love or the American wilderness like Bill Roorbach . . . Thrilling.” —Lily King, author of Writers & Lovers and Five Tuesdays in Winter

Bill Roorbach is the author of five previous books of fiction, including The Girl of the Lake, the Kirkus Prize finalist The Remedy for Love, the bestselling Life Among Giants, and the Flannery O’Connor Award–winning collection Big Bend. His memoir in nature, Temple Stream, won the Maine Literary Award in nonfiction. Roorbach has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He held the William H. P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His craft book, Writing Life Stories, has been in print for twenty-five years. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Ploughshares, Granta, Ecotone, New York magazine, and other publications. He lives in Farmington and Scarborough, Maine with his family.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 7:00pm