Local Author Mary Lou Bagley

Other Wise

Tuesday November 27 6:30 pm


Mary Lou Bagley will read from her new novel “Other Wise” and sign copies of her book.

First in a series, Other Wise introduces a cast of characters who will find their way into your dreams and beyond.

Maine author, Mary Lou Bagley, affectionately refers to the story’s main character, Margaret Meader, as a woman “of a certain sage.”

Sixty-two-year-old Margaret Meader is both a native Mainer and an outsider. Though she’s not “from away,” many in her community deem her an oddity — an other. Plain-spoken and direct, Margaret is gifted with second sight — an intuitive ability to see beyond ordinary perception and distill what is seen to its practical essence. For decades her gift has benefitted many while frightening others, often making her a target for  jealousy, suspicion, and hatred.

She has her friends and protectors, including young Emily Donne whom Margaret encourages to recover abandoned gifts of her own, deal with the mystery that is her mother, and learn who her long dead father truly was. But even as Margaret supports friends in need and helps find those who are lost, some very old business is coming back around, setting the stage for confrontations rooted in tragedies of the past.

Mary Lou is a writer, an artist, a storyteller and an actress!