Reading: Shawn Samuelson Henry, Made in Maine

Author Shawn Samuelson Henry returns to her hometown of Hanover on her book tour for her new YA novel, Made in Maine!

September 20th
7:00 p.m.

About the Book


It's as if they are living in a country music song.

When the mill closes, Edgewater's economy and hope collapse. Hunter's father starts drinking and becomes an embarrassment and liability to Hunter, who's trying to balance his high-maintenance girlfriend with life on the basketball court. Luna, attending in-person school for the first time in her 17 years, has no friends and hides behind her hoodie to escape her peers' vicious ridicule.

A tragic accident sends the town spiraling further into despair. In its wake, Luna and Hunter are forced to work together as the unlikely leaders of a fundraising project, one that attempts to make meaning of the senseless disaster. Many of Edgewater's residents jump on board to help. But some are fiercely opposed to the project, and their defiance becomes sinister. When Hunter and Luna stumble upon dark secrets and are forced to keep them, they realize the terrifying risks they are taking to knit a broken community back together.

And just like in those songs, not everything that's broken can be fixed.

About the Author

Shawn Samuelson Henry

Shawn Samuelson Henry grew up in Hanover, New Hampshire, where
trips to the library were as exciting as those to the Dartmouth Skiway. After earning degrees from
Bucknell University, Harvard University and the University of Wyoming, Shawn taught English to
teenagers for more than a decade. In the summers she led young adults on backpacking and bicycling
trips in New England, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest. As a children’s librarian, she wrote her first
middle-grade novel about a blood-doping scandal at the winter Olympics solely for the purpose of
entertaining her students. Having lived in small towns and big cities in eleven states and three countries
abroad, she has a keen awareness of the universal humanity that binds people across the globe. Shawn
is an avid playwright whose plays have won competitions and been produced across the United States
and Canada. Shawn currently lives in Davidson, North Carolina, with her husband and three children.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
3 Allen Street
Hanover, NH 03755-2001
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ISBN: 9781954907805
Published: Woodhall Press - September 5th, 2023