Maine Calling Book Club

Current Maine Calling Book Club Selection:

December: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Maine Calling show date: noon to 1 pm Wednesday, December 24

Future Maine Calling Book Club Selection:

January:  The Works of E.B. White

Show date:  Thursday January 29, noon to 1pm

We are excited to launch the Maine Calling Book Club and hope that you will take part in our discussions of books you know and love, and books you've always wanted to read. It should be fun! The Maine Calling Book Club takes place the last Thursday of every month. Our host and panelists will discuss the month's selection, and we really want to hear from you.

Our book selection criteria? Each title should be available in paperback and it should spark a good conversation. Some books will have a Maine connection and some won't (we are hoping to cover some classics!). We’d love your participation, your input, and your suggestions about how to make the Book Club a success. Feel free to suggest future books we should consider. Send your comments and suggestions to Let’s get reading!

Take part in the Maine Calling Book Club and join the conversation!

Join us for the next Maine Calling on Wednesday, November 26, when we discuss Roxana Robinson's novel "Sparta" about a veteran returning from the war in Iraq and the challenges he faces at home.

Guests:  Rich Brewer/Founder, OneWarriorWon

This month the Maine Calling book club discusses Stephen King's 'Carrie.'

Join us for a discussion of Elizabeth Strout's award-winning book "Olive Kitteridge."  It's a series of intertwining short stories set in a fictional coastal Maine town.  An HBO mini-series based on the book premiers later this fall. 

Guests:  Mary Pols, Feature writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Today, not entirely reformed movie/book critic, author of 'Accidentally on Purpose.'

Susan M. Preece, Director, Topsham Public Library

This month the discussion takes up Barbara Walsh's memoir "August Gale - A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm." It reads like fiction and tells the story of a fisherman fighting an unforgiving sea, a father who abandons his son, family secrets and reconciliation.

GUESTS: Jon Keller, author of the novel "Of Sea and Cloud." He's worked on lobster boats and now works as a clam digger.

Linda Oliver, Head of Reference at the Bangor Public Library

Memoir Writing 101

Aug 20, 2014

By their very definition, memoirs are books any and all of us can write. Here in Maine, it seems like a lot of us are putting pen to paper - or finger to laptop - to collect and share stories from our past. Talking about their memoirs and the craft of memoir writing -

Elizabeth Peavey, author of "My Mother's Clothes"

Helen Peppe, author of "Pigs Can't Swim"

Jaed Coffin, author of "A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants"

This program was originally broadcast on April 28, 2104.