Maine author Monica Wood will lead off Jackson Memorial Library’s summer St. George Literary Series. She will present her latest work, “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” Tuesday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131.

Wood’s work has focused on life growing up in rural Maine in the sixties. “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” is a multi-generational novel both heartwarming and humorous. In it, an elderly Lithuanian immigrant woman and the father of a deceased boy meet as he comes to complete his deceased scouting son’s chores.

Other works by Wood include “When We Were the Kennedys,” “Ernie’s Ark” and “Any Bitter Thing,” which was on the American Booksellers Association List for 21 weeks. Her first stage play, “Papermaker,” was produced by Portland Stage last season.

For more information, on the reception and reading or other upcoming events, call 372-8961 or visit

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