One man shares his Maine

Sep 15, 2017
Jim Krosschell

Camden — Local author Jim Krosschell will present his book “One Man's Maine” Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Camden Public Library. Sherman's Books will be on hand to sell the books, and Krosschell will sign copies.

Maine is a talisman of the American imagination, offering beauty and wildlife to tourists and natives. Over the last few years, Krosschell has published many essays about the wonders and challenges of Maine’s environment; “One Man’s Maine” collects them into 16 pairs. The first essays of each pair employ the natural icons of Maine — lobster, moose, blueberries, lupine —– to reach into matters of human significance. The second essays are broader and more discursive and take on a fuller range of experiences in this beloved state.

The book is illustrated by the author’s daughter, Emma Krosschell.  Krosschell worked in science publishing in the Boston area for 30 years, preceded by grad school, the Peace Corps, travel, TESOL teaching … and hundreds of visits to Maine. After retirement, he began writing much more regularly; he now divides his time between Newton, Mass., and Owls Head.

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

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