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Local Authors

Author Talk with Debra Spark on 11/16 at Merrill Memorial Library

Royal River Books is excited to sponsor an author talk with: Debra Spark, author of Unknown Caller At Merrill Memorial Library 215 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME Wednesday, November 16th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm ”We fans of Debra Spark’s work love her dearly for her rich characters, dazzlingly complex emotional landscapes, and gentle irony. I’m glad…

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Kate Braestrup Author Visit Yarmouth Library Thursday, 10/15 from 11am-Noon

We are excited to welcome Kate Braestrup (author of Here If You Need Me) to the Yarmouth Public Library (Merrill Memorial Library) to talk about her new book, Anchor & Flares.  Royal River Books will be onsite selling copies of Anchor & Flares.  MC/V, check and cash will accepted.  The event is free to the public.  Details…

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Lily King’s Breathtaking New Novel

My friend Susie sent me a text Sunday morning that said, “Lily King is the cover review on today’s NYT Book Review!”  I ran to my computer and there it was.  An absolutely glowing review of our very own Lily King’s new novel, “Euphoria”. When I went to place my book order that night I…

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When We Were the Kennedys

This is a review by Karen Watterson, one of the wonderful friendly faces you may see at Royal River Books. “When We Were the Kennedys” is a memoir of growing up in a small Maine town, told with great warmth and affection. It’s easy to picture the triple decker “blocks” in which most families live, the French…

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This Life is in Your Hands

Imagine sitting among a small group of friends and exposing intimate details about your family and childhood.  Now imagine a larger group that includes acquaintances (your child’s teacher, your hairdresser, your dentist).  Finally, imagine revealing difficult memories to the entire general public, including your whole family. Melissa Coleman bravely confronted the truth about her childhood. …

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Father of the Rain

Lily King’s latest book, Father of the Rain, has made an enormous splash on the book scene since its July 6th release.  It is #6 on Amazon’s Best Books of the Month, it is on Oprah’s recommended summer reading list for 2010, and according to Richard Russo, “Lily King’s Father of the Rain is one of the…

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