Lobster Coast’s updated 20th anniversary edition

To my amazement my second book, The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, turns 20 this summer. For this occasion Viking let me add a new epilogue chapter bringing the story of Maine’s coast and its people up to the present day, with emphasis on developments involving indigenous people, New Mainers, climate change, and the evolution of the “natives vs from aways” battle that has defined so much of the coast’s story over the past century and a half.

Since its initial publication in the summer of 2004, Lobster Coast has been a perennial New England Bestseller and still makes the Maine Sunday Telegram bestseller lists in the summer months. It’s also been named a named a Maine Classic by the editors of the Telegram and a New Maine Classic by Down East magazine.

To mark the new edition, on June 29 I’ll be signing books at two Sherman’s Bookstore locations here in Maine: in Freeport from 11 to 12:30 and at their Portland location on Exchange Street from 1 to 3 pm. I’ll also be speaking on the Lobster Coast at 20 at the Historical Society of Wells & Oqunquit August 13, an event I think is open to the public, but you should check back here about that as we get closer to the date.