Paul Doiron: The Bone Orchard

Back to Audio Stories

This episode is a recording of a talk held on August 27th, 2014 at the Portland Public Library as part of their Brown Bag Lecture Series. We join Paul Doiron as he discusses his newest book, “The Bone Orchard.”

Bestselling author Paul Doiron is the Editor Emeritus of Down East Magazine. He is a native of Maine and a board member of the Maine Humanities Council. Here, he reads from his fifth novel in a series following the life of Maine game warden Mike Bowditch.

“Do I go out of my way to try to portray Maine as a place that is not just Vacationland but includes pockets of poverty and difficult places to write about? Yes, I do,” Doiron says. “I am a Maine native…I have family that has drug and alcohol abuse, lives in dire poverty, and it’s part of Maine. It’s part of the state that we live in, and I wanted to bring that to readers.”