Maine author Barbara Walsh will sign her newest book, “The Goose Lady,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Jefferson Market & General Store.

“The Goose Lady” is a true story about Marjorie Bean Scott, an Augusta woman who made over 100 outfits for her cement goose that perched on her Eastern Avenue lawn.

Thousands of tourists, children, and grownups often drove by the goose to see what it was wearing. They photographed the goose and gave it gifts. Many people also wrote letters thanking “The Goose Lady” for putting a smile on their faces and stirring joy in their hearts, according to a news release.

For 23 years, Marjorie helped pick out the goose’s outfits until her death in 2014, just a few weeks before her 96th birthday. Goose now resides at Farrington Elementary School, a mile from Marjorie’s home. Each day, school children choose outfits to dress the goose.

The Jefferson Market & General Store, 242 Waldoboro Road, currently has signed copies of “The Goose Lady,” and Walsh is looking forward to personalizing her books at the popular shop.

Lynn Farrin, who owns the market with her husband Wayne, said the store has sold several copies of the book to customers who have fond memories of the Augusta goose.

“Everyone that has come in has been so excited about the book and has a story about the goose,” Farrin said. “Most stories involve guessing what the goose would be wearing as they made their drive into Augusta.

Along with signing “The Goose Lady,” Walsh will have copies of her other books for sale. They include “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm,” “Rhoda’s Rescue” and “Sammy in the Sky,”  illustrated by Maine artist Jamie Wyeth.

For more information on Barbara Walsh, visit or contact her at [email protected].