The Jackson Memorial Library will welcome Maine resident, acclaimed journalist and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Davis to discuss his first novel, “Girl of My Dreams,” Tuesday, July 19, at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131. The Summer Literary Series evening will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Throughout his tenure with CBS News, Davis was known as a preeminent writer, investigative journalist and documentarian.  Davis has made his career covering the Vietnam era, the Sandanistas and, most recently, the war in Iraq. His award-winning works include “Hearts and Minds,” a documentary of the Vietnam War; the Peabody award-winning “he Selling of the Pentagon”; his Pulitzer nominee “Where is Nicaragua?” and the Emmy-nominated “Middletown” series for PBS.

“Girl of My Dreams” takes Davis out of his usual comfort zone as he delves into the world of fiction. He chooses Hollywood at the height of the Depression and its collision with Communism in this fast-paced, dramatic defining of Hollywood in its Golden Age.

The event is free and open to all. For more information on this or other upcoming events, call 372-8961 or visit

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