The Flower Goddess, 474 Main St., will host a book signing for Thomaston author Christopher Fahy and his holiday novella, “The Christmas Star,” Saturday, Dec. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Fahy’s book tells the story of real estate mogul Russell Dodge, who has coveted Maine’s pristine Sheffield Peak for years. When its owner finally decides to sell, Dodge hurries to Maine to close the deal right before Christmas. On his drive to the plane that will take him back to Manhattan, he daydreams about his plans to turn the Peak into an opulent ski resort.

Dodge takes narrow Sheffield Road to the airport instead of the highway in order to catch one more look at his prize, a fateful decision that sparks a traumatic turn of events. It sends him into world very different from the one he has always known, a world where people don’t have much — just everything that matters — and makes him question the way he has always lived. Lines from the Tao Te Ching and black-and white drawings begin each chapter.

Copies of Fahy’s new novel, “Gone from the Game,” about an emotionally disturbed ex-baseball player who wants to kill Babe Ruth, also will be available. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the recently relocated Flower Goddess at 354-2000.

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