Have lunch with Monica Wood

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Monica Wood will talk about her new book, “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Friday, Aug. 5, at 12 p.m.

“The One-in-a-Million Boy” tells the heartbreaking story of a young boy’s growing friendship with an old woman before his death. To honor the Boy Scout badge his son was working on, his father continues the relationship his son had with his 104-year-old friend. Wood hopes her book takes the reader away from their own lives for a bit. The story takes place in Portland but has universal appeal.

Wood is the author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” a New England bestseller, “Oprah” magazine summer-reading pick and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award and the Maine Literary Award. She also is the author of the novel “Any Bitter Thing,” an ABA bestseller and Book Sense Top Ten pick.

Wood has written other prize-winning fiction and her recent play, “Papermaker,” enjoyed an extended debut run at Portland Stage and was its bestselling play ever.

Wood will have books for sale and signing. All are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. The library will provide beverages and dessert. Seats are limited. Pre-registration is a must. Call the library at 244-7065.

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