MacMahan Reads — Summer 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 10:00a.m. Location to be announced.
Book — When we were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine.
“A marvel of storytelling, layered and rich. It is, by turns, a chronicle of the renowned paper mill that was both pride and poison to several generations of a town; a tribute to the ethnic stew of immigrant families that grew and prospered there; and an account of one family’s grief, love, and resilience.”
–MAINE SUNDAY TELEGRAM–

Tuesday, August 7th, 10:00a.m. At the cottage of Mary Mendler
POETRY SALON — Bring favorite poems to share with others.

Tuesday, August 14th, 10:a.m. Location to be announced.
Books: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
“To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. She is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth’s first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina’s World. –book jacket–

ALSO: Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life by Richard Meryman
“A revelation. No one will ever view Andrew Wyeth’s apparently tranquil works the same way again after reading this vivid and astonishing portrait of the turbulent, driven pan who painted them. A wonderful book.
–Geoffrey C. Ward–