Maine Authors Publishing in Rockland has announced a book-release event for “Two Men, Ten Suns,” a new novel by Camden author Jeff Foltz, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the University of Southern Maine bookstore in Portland. Refreshments will be provided.
“Two Men, Ten Suns” is set during the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and follows the lives of an American scientist and a Japanese soldier. Each battles their obsessions and flaws to win the first nuclear arms race.
A handful of the world’s most powerful men knew of this desperate competition and buried all evidence deep in top-secret archives. Some historians believe Japanese scientists were on pace with those of the Manhattan Project and were ready to test. Truman dropped the bomb to beat Japan to the punch. “Two Men, Ten Suns” is a gripping fictional account of this perilous episode, as stated in a news release.
Foltz has an MFA in creative writing from USM’s Stonecoast program. He received an honorable mention from the 2011 New England Book Festival awards for his first novel “Birkebeiner: A Story of Motherhood and War.”
Authors at UMF
Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Book launch, reading and reception for Bill Roorbach’s “Life Among Giants”
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m.
Celebration and reception for UMF faculty authors for 2011 and 2012
The public is invited to meet the authors and celebrate recently published original fiction and non-fiction of UMF faculty members. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will include light refreshments.
The authors and their work include:
• Drew Barton, et al., “The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods” (UNE Press, 2012)
• Kristen Case, “American Pragmatism and Poetic Practice” (Camden House, 2011)
• Elizabeth Cooke and Jon Oplinger, “The Wicked Small People of Whiskey Bridge”
• Amy Fried and Jim Melcher, “Tea Party Talk—The Governors” (CreateSpace, 2012)
• Bryce Moore, “Vodnik” (Tu, 2012)
• Patricia O’Donnell, “Necessary Places” (Cadent, 2012)
• Jennifer Reid, “Religion, Writing, and Colonial Resistance” (Davies Group, 2011)
• Luann Yetter, “Portland’s Past: Stories From the City by the Sea” (History Press, 2011)
• Shana Youngdahl, “History, Advice & Other Half-Truths”
(Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2012)
This program will take place at the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus. These events, featuring a performative reading, book launch and celebration of UMF faculty authors, are free and open to the public. They will be in the center’s multipurpose performance space.
Book talk, signing
Local author Barbara Walsh will speak at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the USM Lewiston Auburn campus about her book “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm.”
The event is free, open to the public and will be at the 51 Westminster St. campus in Room 187. Walsh is also the author of “Sammy in the Sky,” a children’s book illustrated by artist Jamie Wyeth. Both of her books will be available for sale and she will sign books following her talk.
Walsh is also available to Skype into book clubs or classrooms. For more information on Walsh and her books go to http://barbarawalsh.net/ or email her at bwalshauthor@ gmail.com.
For more information on the talk, please call Writing Center Coordinator Pat Hager at 753-6674.
Poetry reading 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Farmington Public Library
Poet Carolyn Gelland will read from her husband Kenneth Frost’s new book of poems “Time On Its Own.”
Frost grew up in New York and taught at Columbia University and The New School before he and Gelland moved to Maine.
Gelland’s book of poems, “Four-Alarm House,” was published in February.