Author Cathie Pelletier will sign her new book “The One-Way Bridge” Sunday, June 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Beyond the Sea, Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach.

In “The One-Way Bridge,” Pelletier draws readers back to Mattagash, the last town in the middle of the northern Maine wilderness. While neighbors bicker publicly over trivialities such as offensive mailbox designs and gossip about suspicious newcomers, they privately struggle to navigate deeper issues — scandal, loss, failed ambitions, the scars of war — and deal with a mysterious dead body in the woods.

With her trademark wit and keen eye for detail, Pelletier has assembled an unforgettable cast of characters. The citizens of Mattagash provoke laughter and cheers as they stumble into one another’s lives and strive to define themselves in a changing world that threatens to leave them behind.

Pelletier was born and raised on the banks of the St. John River, at the end of the road in Northern Maine. She is the author of 10 novels, including “The Funeral Makers” (a New York Times Book Review Notable Book), “The Weight of Winter” (winner of the New England Book Award) and “Running the Bulls” (winner of the Paterson Prize for Fiction). “The One-Way Bridge” is her first novel in six years, and she is working on the next.

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