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11 December, 2015 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 37 LUBEC New books at the Lubec Memorial Li- brary include the following. Fiction The Mistress Memoirs by Jillian Hauter Man of Her Dreams by Tami Hoag The Hexed by Heather Graham Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz After Alice by Gregory Maguire Dark Comers by Ruth Rendell Cross Justice by James Patterson The Murder Room by James Patterson Orion's Belt and Alnilam by JD Rule Author to give reading from book set in Machias area Author Brenda Buchanan will give a free reading and discussion about her new book, Cover Story, A Joe Gale Mystery, at Porter Memorial Library in Machias on Tuesday, December 15, starting at 6 p.m. Cover Story is set in and around Machias. Cover Story is a sequel to Buchanan's first book in the Joe Gale series, Quick Pivot. Published by Carina Press, Cover Story is an e-book first imprint of Harle- quin. It' s available as an ebook and acces- sible through Overdrive. Author Buchanan is a lawyer at the Portland firm of Warren, Currier & Buchanan and is former board member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alli- ance. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Call 255-3933 for more information or visit . Benefit showing set for Christmas Carol The St. Andrews Film Society and Scrooge and Marley's will present A Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at the W.C. O'Neill Arena theatre in St. Andrews. This animated ad- aptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a Disney production that tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a man who only cares about his wealth. After a ghostly visit from his deceased partner, Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by three ghosts who hope to make him change his ways and seek redemption. This event is a benefit for the foodbank, with all donations going to the volunteer center in St. Stephen. Scrooge and Mar- ley's of St. Andrews will match all dona- tions. Film group to show Rising From Ashes St. Andrews Film Society will screen Rising From Ashes on Sunday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the W.C. O'Neill Arena theatre. The film is a documentary about the first Rwandan national cycling team in their bid to represent their country at the 2012 Olympics. The rag-tag cycling team becomes a powerful symbol of hope for a country recovering from one of the world's most devastating genocides. Raffle for iPad To Benefit Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville Ticket sale venues: Lincoln Memorial Library (Open Mon. 4-7; Tues-Fri 2-5) Curves, Pembroke Library, Pie Ladies (Pembroke Triangle); Morgan's Irving; Johnson's Shell; Cobscook Bay Cafe; Calais Free Library; Edmunds School. A CHRISTMAS DISPLAY with nearly ever character imaginable can be found outside Vincent Day's home on the Charlotte Road. (Edward French photo) oser: I great-great-great-grandchildren will see. of the company's development, the inspi- There is a level of pride in that." ration and evolving nature of its designs Moser furniture is as identifiable as that and the meticulous process used in select- made by Gustav Stickley or the unnamed ing woods and crafting. masterpieces of Shaker design. While Photographs throughout provide sump- Moser designs have been influenced by tuous close-ups of details and furniture set Shaker, early American, Japanese fumi- off in room settings, as well as craftsmen ture makers and Mission, the blended re- at work. It is a book that would be much suit is its own. The book, Moser: Legacy appreciated by the fine furniture lover, in Wood, provides a very personal history whether armchair, collector or builder. Legacy in Wood By Thomas Moser with Donna McNeil. DownEast Books, 2015. Hard cover, $35. Review by Lora Whelan When Pope Francis visited Philadel- phia's Independence Hall in September 2015 he was comfortably and elegantly ensconced on a chair built by a Maine icon, Auburn-based Thomas Moser Cabi- netmakers. The chair style, named Catena, was chosen for the papal visit because it is reminiscent of the Windsor style that would have been used at Independence Hall during the 18th century. Was the line- up of chairs under consideration consider- able? No one's saying, but given the wealth of chairs descended from Windsor style-lines, om can only imagine. Anyone who has sat on an uncomfort- able chair for an enforced period of time will have thought long and hard about the indignity of poorly designed fumiture and/ or the use of inferior materials. Not all badly made furniture is of the inexpensive factory-made variety, and not all comfort- able and well-designed furniture resides in the homes of the wealthy. Over the years Maine has been home to factory- made and handmade furniture, both of which have done their makers and their users proud. Thomas Moser Cabinetmak- ers has grown over a 40-year period from a small workshop producing a few pieces of furniture to an internationally known designer and builder of iconic furniture that still makes each piece by hand. It's never a good time to start a fine furniture business, and 1972 was no ex- ception. But Thomas Moser and his wife Mary started anyway, and while the road was not always easy, they never looked back. Almost half a century later their grown children are involved; they use a 65,000- square-foot workshop;-have furniture showrooms in five states and the District of Columbia; and have nearly 70 people involved in the making of the furniture, many of whom are women. As Moser says about the level of skill and integrity found at the hand of each craftsman and their signatures to be found on the pieces, "It didn't take long for them to realize that they were given an opportu- nity to put their name on something that would live long after they were gone. There are precious few opportunities in contemporary American life where you can put your name on something that your BOOKSHOP IS OUR NEXT STOP! ALWAYS HAS A GREAT SELECTION OF NEW BOOKS, TOO 405 MAIN ST. 454-1110 WOW! There's so much to do around here! browse, post subscribe free www.culturepass.net