AUGUSTA — Award-winning Maine author Cathie Pelletier will appear at Lithgow Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Pelletier’s talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Reading Room. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Pelletier was born and raised on the banks of the St. John River in Aroostook County, as stated in a news release. She is the author 10 novels, including “The Funeral Makers” (A New York Times Book Review Notable Book), “The Weight of Winter” (winner of the New England Book Award) and “Running the Bulls” (winner of the Paterson Prize for Fiction). 

Writing as K.C. McKinnon, she published two novels, both of which became television films. After years of living Nashville, Toronto and Quebec, Pelletier has returned to the family homestead.

In Pelletier’s new novel, “The One-Way Bridge,” readers are drawn back to Mattagash, the last town in the middle of the northern Maine wilderness. Yet this simple town, connected by a single one-way bridge, is anything but tranquil. With her trademark wit and keen eye for detail, Pelletier has assembled an unforgettable cast of endearing and eccentric characters.

“The One-Way Bridge” is Pelletier’s first novel in six years. She is currently working on another novel that will be released in 2014.

Lithgow Library is located at 45 Winthrop St. For more information, call 626-2415 or visit the library’s website at