(Belfast, ME) Jim Krosschell, President of the Board of Coastal Mountains Land Trust, will talk about and sign his newest book, One Man’s Maine: Essays on a Love Affair, at a launch party at Left Bank Books in Belfast on Friday evening, May 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to all. A portion of the evening’s sales will benefit Coastal Mountains Land Trust.

A Perspective of Maine Through a Series of Loving Essays

Scheduled for release this weekend by Green Writers Press, One Man’s Maine is a collection of 16 essays about the wonders and challenges of Maine’s environment. Presented as pairs, the first essay in each pair looks at the natural icons of Maine – lobster, moose, blueberry, lupine – while the second looks at matters of wider concern such as science and belief, observation and emotion. In title, subject and tone, the collection is a nod to E. B. White’s classic collection, One Man’s Meat, looking closely at a world in which, as the author says,”change is speeding up and place is shrinking down.”

In an early review in The Boston Globe, Nina MacLaughlin wrote that “Krosschell understands that the world moves; times shift; and there’s a balance to be sought between society. . .and nature. He celebrates the slow pleasures to be found scraping moss off the roof and asks the big questions about what kind of world is being left behind to younger generations.” Tim Glidden, president of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, calls the essays “a string of vignettes like perfect Maine pearls on a twist of sweet grass. . .a perfect set of closely-observed reflections on what it means to live in right relation to the natural world.” Krosschell’s writing is a natural match to his subject: honest, simple, inviting and inspiring.

About Jim Krosschell

Krosschell worked in science publishing in the Boston area for over 30 years, making hundreds of trips to a beloved second home in Owls Head for 20-plus years. One Man’s Maine is his second book. His first — Owls Head Revisited — is a collection of essays in which his simple walks through an ordinary town became a tale of discovery and enlightenment. His essays have been published in more than 50 magazines and journals.

Event Information

Friday’s party will include a short talk by the author, followed by refreshments and a book signing; the entire community is warmly invited. As always, the event is free but reservations are encouraged. For more information or to reserve signed copies of the new book, please call the bookshop at 207-338-9009 or email [email protected]. Left Bank Books is located at 109 Church Street in Belfast and is open daily.

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