WATERVILLE, Maine — Meet Earl Smith, Colby College Historian and author, will be greeting the public and signing copies of his new novel, The Dam Committee from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Colby Bookstore, located at 5400 Mayflower Hill Dr.
Billed as a comic crime caper, The Dam Committee is set in the quaint village of Belfry, Maine.
A marvelous mechanical gate has replaced the ancient timber crib dam in the center of town, but repairs are not complete. A crumbling shore wall still lists into the spillway, threatening to collapse in any coming storm. Stingy voters are fed up with the whole dam business, and changing their minds is the job of the much-maligned Belfry Dam Committee. In a town that cares a great deal about its water levels, the Committee has its hands full, but the challenges multiply on a March night when a body is discovered, along with a suitcase holding a half-million dollars or more, all in old tens and twenties.
Contact Name: Doug Thornsjo
Telephone Number: (207)859-5405