Maine author Terry Powers will speak about “The Death Waltz,” his fiction book of short stories based on true events, Sunday, June 18, at 2 p.m. at Camden Public Library. The book is drawn from his experiences growing up in a home with his grandparents, who owned a hospice care facility.

“The Death Waltz” comprises eight separate tales of men in different points of their lives who are dealing with death for the first time. The death of a wife, a brother, a life once lived and more are examined through the lens of the men struggling to move on, after finding themselves without someone, or something, they never imagined being without. The decision of surrendering to, or fighting the inevitable end of, life’s journey touches the lives of everyone involved in each story.

Growing up around death as his family cared for hospice clients, Powers has penned heartfelt stories that give insight into the male mind as it deals with loss … and how death affects a wider circle than we could ever imagine.

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