Book Event: When We Were The Kennedys
Starts: Sep 27 2012 - 7:00am
Ends: Sep 27 2012 - 9:00am
Acclaimed Maine author Monica Wood presents her latest book, which the Maine Sunday Telegram calls “a marvel of storytelling.” Subtitled A Memoir from Mexico, Maine, the story takes place in 1963, beginning with the April morning when Wood’s father, a foreman at Oxford Paper Company, died on his way to work. From there, the book follows three deeply entwined threads: grief and renewal; the assassination of JFK; and the paper mill's first protracted labor strike. The New Yorker Online calls the book “a meditation on time... a record of a vanished way of life.” Wood’s talk will highlight that bygone era: the mill’s founding, its impact on the region, and a moment in time when everything started to change.