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Books & Stories Series at the Franco Center
March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
If you like to read novels that are set in Lewiston and feature Franco Americans, then you’ll want to attend this event to meet the author! The setting for this book signing and author talk is in the former St. Mary’s Church, built for the French Canadian immigrants who lived along the river and worked in the mills.
Book Signing and Author Talk
“The Toll Road North” by Peggy L. DeBlois
Books will be available to buy and for signing
Brown bag lunch from Noon to 1 p.m. (bring your own lunch)
Wednesday, March 29
46 Cedar Street
Box Office 207-689-2000
“The Toll Road North” by Peggy L. DeBlois has been getting great reviews! Come find out why! The story is especially meaningful for people with a connection to Lewiston and/or Franco Canadian heritage. The story follows Dee who brings her son to her hometown of Lewiston to visit Bates College. The pair are held hostage at Luiggi’s. Dee recognizes the gunman, and then the novel goes back in time to show how Dee’s and the gunman’s families were connected, primarily set in the 1960 to ’70s Lewiston. Dee eventually works through her trauma, past and present, and rediscovers all the good things about her childhood in Lewiston.
About the author: Peggy Lafreniere DeBlois grew up in Lewiston, Maine and is a proud graduate of Bowdoin College. She enjoyed careers in marketing, journalism, and teaching prior to devoting her time to writing. “The Toll Road North” is her first novel. She continues to be inspired by the gritty beauty in her hometown.