The lessons of ‘Settling’

Aug 11, 2017
Deborah Joy Corey

Rockland — Deborah Joy Corey will read from and discuss her new memoir, “Settling Twice: Lessons From Then And Now,” Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

In “Settling Twice,” Corey probes the complex bonds between family, lovers and neighbors that shaped her sense of identity: then, as a girl growing up in rural New Brunswick; and now as a wife and mother living on the coast of Maine. She weaves a story of faith and transcendence, of loyalty and regret and demonstrates how — despite the passage of time and a world fraught with disillusion — wonder prevails and love sustains.

Corey was raised in rural Canada by a mother and father who instilled in their children a great love of storytelling. She did not begin writing until many years after she left New Brunswick, at 17, to work in the fashion industry; she later married and moved to the United States. Her muse arrived in the form of a tattered copy of Joyce Carol Oates’ “The Wheel of Love,” which inspired Corey to try her hand at the craft. Today, she is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, “Losing Eddie” and “The Skating Pond.” She lives and writes in Castine, and returns regularly to Canada.

This program is free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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