Paul Doiron, local author of “The Poacher’s Son,” will present a book talk and signing Thursday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Handicapped accommodations are available with 48 hours notice; call 594-0310.

Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police. They are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before — and Mike’s father is their prime suspect. Jack has escaped from police custody and only Mike believes that his tormented father might not be guilty.

Books will be available at the event courtesy of The Reading Corner. Doiron is the editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, Down East Books and A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Emerson College. Doiron is a Registered Maine Guide and lives on a trout stream in Midcoast Maine with his wife, poet Kristen Lindquist.

The book event is one in a continuing Thursday series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Admission is free.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to