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Good Reads: Top Maine Writers Discuss Their New Works & Recommend Good Stay-At-Home Books


One silver lining of the stay-at-home orders is the chance to read some good books. We talk with some top Maine writers about their recently published works, and hear their recommendations for what to read during this period of isolation--and beyond.


  • Lily King is the author of 5 award-winning novels. Her most recent is Writers & Lovers. Her 2014 novel Euphoria won numerous awards.  Click here to visit Lily's website. 
  • Wes McNair is a poet, author and educator whose most recent book of poems is Dwellers in the House of the Lord. He has been selected for many fellowships, grants and awards, and he was poet laureate of Maine from 2011 to 2016. He is professor emeritus and writer in residence at the University of Maine, Farmington.  Click here to visit Wes's website.
  • Phuc Tran, author, educator, classicist; his recently published memoir, Sigh, Gone, describes his experiences growing up as a Vietnamese, punk-loving kid in Carlisle, Pa. He is also a storyteller, teacher of Latin, and owner of a tattoo shop.  Click here to visit Phuc's website.

Mentioned on today's show: Books for Home.  Click here to learn more.


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