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Presque Isle author releases poetry book on fundamentalism versus tragedy

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PRESQUE ISLE Presque Isle resident Anthony Dolan Scott will be hosting a reading and book signing of his new poetry book, 'The Year Things Came Apart' (Maine Authors Publishing, 2016), at Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library in Presque Isle on March 10 at 6 p.m.

'The Year Things Came Apart' tells the story of the author moving to Aroostook County as a fundamentalist pastor, confident in his divine destiny. But as his 'divine destiny' unfolds, life sends a series of troubles the housing bubble bursts; many of the faithful squabble, turn on him and leave; his marriage becomes strained as the pressure mounts; his own father, after more than 40 years of marriage, leaves his mother for another woman. At the climax, his father dies unrepentant, leaving Scott with a decision: What to do with a faith too rigid to heal his grief?

Anthony Dolan Scott is a professor of English at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. His writings have been published in Echoes Magazine, Upcountry Literary Journal, The Write Life and The Presque Isle Star Herald.

Maine Authors Publishing works with independent authors to get their books published and in the hands of readers. The company's mission is to provide a full-service, affordable and uniquely local independent publishing solution for authors and bookstores.

'The Year Things Came Apart' is available from your local bookstore, www.maineauthorspublishing.com, Amazon and at Merchants On The Corner on Main Street in Presque Isle. To find out more about the author, visit his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/anthonydolanscott or his website.

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