2017-07-14 / Community

Author to visit library as part of ReadME

Debra Spark, author of “Unknown Caller,” will visit South Portland Public Library’s main location for a book talk on Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

“Unknown Caller” is one of this year’s selections for ReadMe, a statewide summer reading program that gets everyone reading the same book. ReadME connects Maine’s adult community through shared reading experiences, supports libraries in their work to provide quality adult summer reading initiatives, and elevates upcoming Maine authors.

Maine’s Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys” and “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” chose this year’s ReadME books: “Unknown Caller,” a gorgeously written novel about a married couple, an unpredictable ex-wife, and a recently discovered daughter, and “The Moth: 50 True Stories,” a compilation of stories that span the breadth of human experience, originally presented live without notes. Various programs related to these books will run throughout summer across the state, culminating in a large public event in which the authors are interviewed in front of a live audience.

Spark is the author of five books of fiction, as well as short works. Her author talk is free and open to the public, including any book groups that would like to attend. For more information, call 767-7660.

The visit is sponsored by Friends of the South Portland Public Library. ReadME is made possible through the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library. For more information, call 767-7660.

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