The Downeast Lakes Land Trust in conjunction with the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society was delighted to welcome celebrated author Paul Doiron to speak about his fifth book in the Mike Bowditch series, The Bone Orchard.
“In The Bone Orchard, Mike is getting older and wiser. It has been a challenge to let Mike grow, to write him making bone-headed mistakes and give him opportunities to learn, and reflect.” said Doiron after reading the opening scene in which the fictional Maine Warden has given up his job, and is now working as a Maine Guide in Grand Lake Stream.
Capturing the breathtaking beauty and contemplative moods of the Downeast Lakes in his writing, Paul explored the tug of war at play in his character. The Bone Orchard’s thoughtful plot and strong characterization show Mike Bowditch struggling between his desire to affect change, and protect his friends, with the emotional exhaustion that dogs law enforcement officers.
“I hope it’s not a spoiler to tell you that there will be at least two more Mike Bowditch books.” said Paul in conclusion as he took questions and autographed books. The population of the Downeast Lakes Region will be eagerly looking forward to the further adventures Mike Bowditch– their favorite fictional son.
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust regularly hosts speakers, work parties, and workshops, and leads outdoor adventures that highlight the natural and cultural history of the Maine woods and waters. These programs support the DLLT’s commitment to conserving both the environmental and economic health of the Downeast Lakes region. Visit our website to discover what is happening next!,