KELT’s 1st Annual Winter Read

Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town

February- March 15, 2011


Settled in the Wild book coverBATH-  Looking for a good book to curl up with while the snow falls outside? The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) is hosting its first winter book club and has selected Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Maine author Susan Hand Shetterly.

Susan has lived in rural Maine for almost forty years, and held a wild bird rehabilitation license for fifteen. Now she works with land trusts to protect wildlife habitat. She has taught courses in writing at the University of Maine, and various writing workshops and was a contributing writer to Maine Times from 1980 to 1996.

Settled in the Wild is a collection of essays on the natural world, “part memoir, part meditation, part field notes of modern village life” according to DownEast Magazine. The book has received many favorable reviews.

Alice Waters commented on it by saying, “Settled in the Wild draws a beautiful portrait of life lived in utter harmony with the natural world – life as it ought to be lived.”

The book is available at the Patten Free Library and at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.

On March 15th the author will come to Bath to guide a discussion of the book and offer a reading and book signing. This free event will be held at the Hyde School mansion at 616 High Street from 6:00-8:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

To sign up for the KELT’s winter read please contact Alicia Heyburn at or call 442-8400.

Refreshments provided by Mae’s Cafe – yummmmmy!