Author Talk and Book Signing: Susan Hand Shetterly “Seaweed Chronicles” on Thurs., Sept. 13

In author Susan Hand Shetterly’s new book “Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge” she takes readers deep into the world of seaweed by providing an immersive look at life on the rugged shores of the Gulf of Maine, where the growth and harvesting of seaweed is becoming a major industry. Join Shetterly at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing.

Scientific American writes “Nature writer Shetterly details why this hardy alga[e] deserves safeguarding. In evocative prose, she describes seaweed’s role in the environment, especially in her coastal home of ‘Downeast Maine,’ and the people who study, harvest, sell, eat and protect it.”

Shetterly is the author of the essay collections “Settled in the Wild” and “The New Year’s Owl,” as well as several children’s books including “Shelterwood,” named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children by the Children’s Book Council. Shetterly’s book “Settled in the Wild” won the Maine Literary Award for Best Nonfiction from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance in 2011. She has also been awarded two Maine Arts Commission grants and a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. In 2017, she received an Alfred P. Sloan grant to complete “Seaweed Chronicles.”

Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Shetterly visit susanhandshetterly.com and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.