Pelletier reads from her work
Stockton Springs — Stockton Springs Community Library, 6 Station St., will host a reading by Maine author Cathie Pelletier Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. The program is free, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.
Pelletier was born and raised in Allagash, a rural town in Aroostook County; and is the author of 10 novels, eight of which are under her own name, beginning with 1986’s “The Funeral Makers.” Under the pseudonym of K.C. McKinnon, she wrote two novels, “Dancing at the Harvest Moon” and “Candles on Bay Street,” both published by Doubleday with the latter earning a million-dollar advance. The first McKinnon novel was translated into 19 languages and the second was translated into 10 languages. Both were made into films, and she also adapted her novels “A Marriage Made at Woodstock” and “The Funeral Makers” for film. Her original screenplay “The Luna Christmas” has been optioned by actor Donald Sutherland.
Two of Pelletier’s novels under her own name have received notable mentions from The New York Times Book Review. Her third novel, “The Weight of Winter,” won the New England Booksellers Award; and “Running the Bulls” won the 2006 Paterson Prize for Fiction. Her latest book, “The One-Way Bridge,” came out this year.
Pelletier co-wrote “100 Ways to Beat the Blues” with country music icon Tanya Tucker, titled and co-wrote “The Christmas Note” with her friend the late Skeeter Davis, singer and Grand Ole Opry legend. She has had songs recorded by David Byrne (of Talking Heads), Texas Tornadoes, The Glaser Brothers and others.
The Stockton Springs Community Library is an all-volunteer library founded in 2001 and located in the Historic Colcord House, which is owned by the Stockton Springs Historical Society. For more information, visit stocktonspringslibrary.org.
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