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One for the Road

Part of the "Read Local" series

Lyme resident David Mather, author of the novel One for the Road, will speak about his book, the Peace Corps, and his travels in Chile at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 in the Mayer Room. Mr. Mather will display items he brought back from the campo of Chile and will sell copies of his book at the end of the evening.

One for the Road tells the story of Tom Young, who joins the Peace Corps out of a desire to make a difference in the world and is sent to an impoverished farm community in remote southern Chile. There, Tom finds himself in a breathtakingly beautiful land from a bygone era. Horses and oxen provide transportation, light is from kerosene lamps, and water is fetched with buckets from springs. He is drawn to the closeness of Chilean family life and desperately wants to fit in as he struggles with the language and customs. What he doesn't anticipate is the relationship that develops with a beautiful young woman, a relationship that will provide the key to Tom's heartwarming and heartbreaking acceptance into the community.

Date: July 23, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mayer Room