2018-08-03 / Community

Graves Library to host ‘Bound for Gold’ author

New York Times best-selling author William Martin will visit Graves Memorial Library in Kennebunkport 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 to launch his new book, “Bound for Gold,” published by Forge Books.

“Bound for Gold” continues Martin’s epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. They are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of Gold Rush. The journal follows young James Spencer, of the Sagamore Mining Company, on a spectacular journey from staid Boston, up the Sacramento River to the Mother Lode. During his search for a “lost river of gold,” Spencer confronts vengeance, greed and racism in himself and others, and builds one of California’s first mercantile empires.

Martin will present his research and writing of the “lost river of gold.” Tickets will be sold at the library beginning Aug. 1. Price includes the talk, wine and cheese reception and a discussion with the author. All proceeds benefit the Capital Campaign for the new Mothers Wing. Limited seating available.

For more information, call 967-2778.

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