Lawrence to bring ‘Other Island’ to library

SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Novelist Barbara Kent Lawrence will talk about her new book, “The Other Island: Ben’s Story,” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 5:30 p.m.

In Lawrence’s first book, “Islands of Time,” Becky Granger, the daughter of a prominent New York family visiting Maine for the summer, told her story about falling in love with Ben Bunker, an islander from a family of Maine fishermen. Now, in the sequel, Ben tells his side of the story.

Ben’s account deepens our understanding of the characters and events in “Islands of Time” but stands as a compelling story on its own. Ben, now a fisherman and a marine biologist, also shares his experience and perspective on the changing fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, and the ways in which these changes affect his family and community, as well as all of us who share this planet and its oceans.

Books will be for sale and signing. Call the library at 244-7065.

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